Working in the UK as a Croatian national

4. Yellow registration certificate

You may want to apply for a yellow registration certificate if you’re a student or want to be self-employed in the UK.

Students

You must apply for a yellow registration certificate if you want to work while you’re a student in the UK.

You can only work for up to 20 hours a week in term-time, unless you’re training to do a specific job (a ‘vocational course’) and the course includes a work placement which is vital to your study.

You need:

  • to have private comprehensive health insurance or a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for yourself and any dependants with you in the UK
  • a letter from your UK college, university or other place of study with the name of your course and the start and end dates
  • proof that you’ve got enough money to support yourself - either bank statements or a letter from your sponsor or funder

Self-employed people

You don’t need a certificate to work for yourself in the UK if you’re self-employed, but you can apply for a yellow registration certificate to prove your right to be self-employed.

You must register for Self Assessment if you’re self-employed.

Self-sufficient people

You don’t need a certificate to live in the UK as a self-sufficient person, but you can apply for a yellow registration certificate to confirm your right to be self-sufficient, eg to your local authority or immigration officers if necessary.

You need:

  • to be able to support yourself without working or claiming benefits
  • to have private comprehensive health insurance or a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Apply

Download and fill in the application form. You must pay the £65 fee when you apply.

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