This section is for nationals of countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. It explains how they and members of their families (whether or not they are EEA or Swiss nationals themselves) can come to, live in and work in the UK.
If you are not an EEA or Swiss national, or the family member of an EEA or Swiss national, you should read the sections on Visiting the UK, Studying in the UK or Working in the UK to find out how you can apply to come here.
This page explains whether EEA and Swiss nationals and their families can come to the UK to visit, live and work.
This section explains how EEA and Swiss nationals in the UK can apply for documents to confirm their rights of residence under European law.
This section explains which non-European family members of EEA and Swiss nationals need an EEA family permit before they can come to the UK, and how they can apply for one.
This section explains how the non-European family members of EEA and Swiss nationals can, while they are in the UK,apply for documents to confirm their rights of residence under European law.
This scheme has now closed. Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovakian and Slovenian nationals donot need to obtain our permission before they work in the UK.