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Claimant Compliance Manual

Migrant Workers: What is a Migrant Worker?

A migrant worker is someone who comes to the UK from abroad to work. They might have come to take up skilled, seasonal or other work and will generally intend returning back to their home country after a set period of time.

A migrant worker can be from anywhere in the world

  • For migrant workers from outside Europe - see CCM20030 
  • For migrant workers from the European Economic Area - see CCM20040