Guidance

Guidance for Croatian nationals on working in the UK

Guidance about how to apply to work legally in the UK and what documents you need and information for those employing Croatian nationals.

Documents

Guidance for nationals of Croatia on obtaining permission to work in the UK

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Employing a Croatian national in the UK

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Use this guidance if you are a Croatian national and want to apply for permission to work in the UK or if you are employing a Croatian national.

The current registration requirements for Croatian workers will expire on 30 June 2018. From 1 July 2018 Croatians, like other EU citizens, will be able to take up any employment in the UK without the need to first get worker authorisation from the Home Office.

More information is available about documents for EU citizens,

Application forms

Application for blue or yellow certificate: form CR(1)

Application for blue certificate: form CR(2)

Application for a residence card (non-EEA family of Croatian): form CR(4)

Application for a residence stamp (non-EEA family of Croatian): CR(5)

You can also read the relevant requirements for work categories under Tier 2 and Tier 5 of the points-based system.

Published 7 February 2014
Last updated 19 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. From 1 July 2018 Croatians will no longer be subject to restrictions on their access to the UK labour market.
  2. Updated guidance for use on or after 18 March.
  3. Updated guidance for use on or after 6 April 2015.
  4. Updated guidance.
  5. Updated guidance.
  6. Updated guidance.
  7. Added employee information leaflet.
  8. First published.