Working in the UK as a Croatian national

3. Blue registration certificate

A blue registration certificate shows you’re allowed to work freely in the UK and you don’t need to show any other or additional documents to employers, such as a purple registration certificate, to prove this.

Apply

Download and fill in the application form and send it to the address on the form. You must pay the £65 fee when you apply by post.

You can also use the premium service at a premium service centre.

If you have a qualification

You should get a blue registration certificate if you want to work for a UK employer and you have one of the following from a UK educational institution:

  • a degree
  • a teaching qualification
  • a Higher National Diploma

You should also get a blue registration certificate if you have a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) endorsement from an approved organisation.

Apply

Download and fill in the highly skilled migrant application form and send it to the address on the form. You must pay the £65 fee when you apply by post.

You can also use the premium service at a premium service centre.

You must apply within 12 months of graduating if you’re using a qualification from a college or university.

Getting a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) endorsement

You need to prove you’re a world leader, or have the potential to become a world leader, in your field. This means you’ve won or been nominated for major awards or received international recognition for your work.

You must apply to be recognised (‘endorsed’) by one of the following:

  • The Royal Society
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering
  • The British Academy
  • The Arts Council
  • Tech City UK

Apply for an endorsement online. You need to provide evidence of your level of expertise.