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There is much confusion surrounding the whole area of Bulgarian and Romanian rights to work and study in the UK.

Migrants, employers and even advisers at Job Centres and help lines are not always clear about whether or not Bulgarian and Romanian nationals can work in the UK and what documents are required.

Despite the fact that they are EU members, when it comes to employment Bulgarian and Romanian citizens do not have the same rights as other Europeans, for instance from Poland, Slovakia or other A8 Accession countries.

Many care industry and catering businesses would like to recruit Romanian, Bulgarian and other European workers, as the Government’s cap on migration, combined with newly imposed restrictions on Tier 2 and Tier 4 routes, has made it increasing difficult to recruit non-EU staff (on work permits and student visas).

But many employers are unaware of the distinct difference between ‘A8’ nationals (Polish, Latvian, Slovakian, Czechs, Hungarians, Slovenians Lithuanians and Estonians), who joined the EU in 2004 and more recent members from Bulgaria and Romania. Although both groups have the same rights to freely enter the UK, they do not enjoy the same rights to work, or free movement of labour. See also: Free Movement of EU nationals explained.

Paragraph 2 of the ‘Guidance for Nationals of Bulgaria and Romania on Obtaining Permission to Work in the United Kingdom’ states:

‘As a Romanian or Bulgarian national you are able to move and live freely in any Member State of the European Union (EU). You do not need permission under our immigration rules to reside legally in the United Kingdom. You will have a right of residence in any EU Member State for the first 3 months of residence on an unrestricted basis and you can remain legally resident in that state as long as you wish, providing you are exercising a Treaty right as a student, a self-employed person, or if you are self-sufficient(and not economically active). You will not have an automatic right to reside as a worker in the United Kingdom (unless you are exempt from work authorisation requirements – see paragraph 6 below).’

Half a million Romanians in UK

There is an estimated 500,000 Romanians alone in the UK, many of whom are working as self employed contractors, which is allowed, whilst others study and work on a yellow coloured registration certificate commonly known as ‘Yellow Card’.

After 12 months of continuous legal work they can apply for residence under a so called ‘Blue Card’ registration.

Working in the UK as a genuine self employed contractor for certain industries, such as IT or the building trade, is fine. But the majority of employers are unwilling to deal with the practicalities of having a whole bunch self employed staff, for instance waiters, chefs or carers, presenting invoices every week.

Finding legitimate employment as a self employed person is proving increasingly difficult for the half a million plus Romanian and Bulgarian citizens already in the UK.

There is also the issue of obtaining a National Insurance (NI) number, which by itself does not infer entitlement to work, as a self employed person.

One self employed Romanian lady told Immigration Matters that she had been refused an NI number five times despite providing all the necessary paperwork to the Glasgow based office.

Study route to Yellow and Blue Cards

Romanian and Bulgarians who study vocational or sandwich-type courses, such as QCF (which replaced NVQ’s this year) in Customer Service, IT, Catering, Hospitality, Construction or Health and Social Care, are allowed to work full time, as stated on the back of their Yellow Cards.

Employers can employ Romanian and Bulgarian workers provided they obtain a yellow card registration certificate allowing them to work in the UK whilst studying for a British qualification.

Provided they stick to the course and work legally for 12 months in line with their course, they will usually be granted a residence ‘Blue Card’ permit.

Some students, perhaps unwilling or unable to pay the fees, drop out of the course as they believe that having obtained a Yellow Card and NI Number they can continue working without further checks.

The Romanian/Bulgarian students and their employers may find themselves in breach of the immigration rules and may therefore lose their eligibility for residence or Blue Card.

As employers can be fined up to £10,000 for each illegal worker they employ, they are now looking deeper into their staff files. 

Employers also have the option of applying for a work permit provided the job meets the requirements.

Bulgarian and Romanian nationals on the UKBA website 

The Home Office or specifically the UK Border Agency’s (UKBA) website contains a substantial amount of information, guidance and rules, which can be overwhelming and confusing to follow at times. 

There is a specific section which explains the restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian nationals taking employment in the UK. The website states:

‘If you are a Bulgarian or Romanian national, you are free to come and live in the UK. But you must be able to support yourself and your family in the UK without becoming an unreasonable burden on public funds.

‘If you want to work as an employee in the UK, you will need our permission before you start work. Details of the type of work you can take and how to apply for permission to work can be found in the Bulgarian and Romanian nationals section.

‘When you have been working legally as an employee in the UK for 12 months without a break, you will have full rights of free movement and will no longer need our permission to take work. You can then get a registration certificate confirming your right to live and work in the UK, although you are not obliged to do so.’

‘To find out how to apply for a registration certificate, see the Residence documents for European citizens section.’

When you click on the ‘Residence Documents’ link, you are taken to the following page which states: 

‘You do not need our permission to working in a self-employed capacity. However, you can apply for a registration certificate to confirm your right to work as a self-employed person in the UK if you wish.

‘To find out how to apply for a registration certificate, see the Residence documents for European citizens section.

‘If you are a student in the UK, you may take employment for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time work during vacation periods from your course, but you must first obtain a registration certificate confirming that you are a student. To find out how to apply for a registration certificate, see the Residence documents for European citizens section.’ 

The UKBA has recently updated information for European Citizens who wish to reside in the UK on their website.

The ‘Residence documents for European citizens’ section of the website states that: 

‘A citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland may want to apply for ‘confirmation’ that they have the right to live in the UK.

‘If you are an EEA or Swiss national, you can apply for a registration certificate, a document which confirms your right of residence in the UK under European law.

‘If you have ‘lived in the UK for a continuous period of 5 years in accordance with the European regulations, you can apply for a document certifying permanent residence’.

However, it later points out that: 

‘Under European law, you do not need to obtain documentation confirming your right of residence in the UK if you are a national of a country in the EEA.’

It continues:

‘However, if you want to support an application for a residence card by any of your family members who are not EEA nationals, you must demonstrate that you are residing in the UK in accordance with the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 and are ‘exercising Treaty rights’ in the UK. You are said to be exercising Treaty rights if you are:

  • employed or self-employed; or
  • studying; or
  • economically self- sufficient (meaning that you have sufficient funds to support you without requiring public funds); or
  • a jobseeker; or
  • retired; or
  • someone who has had to cease working in the UK owing to permanent incapacity.’

You will see below a section on Eastern European workers which states:

‘If you are a national of a country in Eastern Europe, you may need to be authorised or registered in order to work here. See the European workers section for more information.’

The above link takes you to a further paragraph on ‘Bulgarian and Romanian nationals’ which states:

‘If you are a Bulgarian or Romanian national, you may need our permission before you can work in the United Kingdom. This section explains who needs to apply for permission, and how to apply’.

A further link takes you to a page which merely states:

‘This section explains how a Bulgarian or Romanian national can live and work in the United Kingdom. It explains:

  • if they have the right to live in the United Kingdom; and
  • if there are any restrictions on them to work in the United Kingdom; and
  • if an employer would need a work permit to employ a Bulgarian or Romanian national; and
  • how to apply for an accession worker card.’

Trawling your way through this section of the UKBA website is hard work to say the least and could be laid out in a more user friendly manner.

TIP – HOW TO FIND APPLICATION FORMS FOR A YELLOW OR BLUE CARD REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE

If you are looking for a particular form or guidance note, try using the UKBA search facility or Google to locate it, rather than work your way through the maze of pages.

For instance, many people ask: ‘where can I find the form to apply for a Yellow Card?’

The form you are looking for is a ‘BR1’, but it is not called a ‘yellow card’ application. In fact a search on the UKBA website for ‘yellow card’ will only give you a ‘No Results found for the Search term ‘yellow card’ reply. So you need to search using the correct name or a more defined search.

The full title of the BR1 form is:

‘APPLICATION FOR A REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE FOR A BULGARIAN OR ROMANIAN NATIONAL EXERCISING A TREATY RIGHT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM’

You can locate the Forms BR1, BR2, BR3, BR4, BR5, BR6, BR7 and ‘http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/applicationforms/bulgariaromania/guidanceforbulgariaromania0408‘ at:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/applicationforms/bulgariaromania/formbr1.pdf

However, if you are reading this article in six months time it may not be at the same location or the immigration Rules may have changed.

As a further restriction, the UK Border Agency has started compelling Bulgarians and Romanians to take out Comprehensive Sickness Insurance cover when applying for yellow card registration as a working student. The insurance is a new requirement introduced as part of changes to the BR1 Yellow Card form in June…Full story…

See also: 

Comprehensive Sickness Insurance now required for Bulgarian and Romanian study work yellow cards See article:

UK Border Agency launch new website

The newly revised UK Border Agency website has a better look and feel and navigation seems faster, but previously published links to specific pages of the site may no longer exist.

For instance, the link for European Workers is now:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/applying/

The link for ‘Bulgarian and Romanian nationals‘ is:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/

The UK Border Agency and Home Office website contains a vast amount of information which can be difficult to wade your way through the guidance and Immigration Rules.

The navigation section for European workers from Bulgaria and Romania also appears to have been simplified although finding specific information is still a challenge.

Confusion remains over the need for Bulgarians and Romanians applying for BR1 Yellow Cards as students to take out Comprehensive Sickness Insurance cover. 

The BR1 Form in Section 9 states:

‘If sections 4 (Students) and 5 (Self-sufficient) have been completed: evidence of ‘Comprehensive Sickness Insurance’ cover in the UK and funds to show you are economically self-sufficient, e.g. a bank statement.’

In other words, the paragraph means you need comprehensive sickness insurance only if you are applying under both ‘student’ and ‘self sufficient’ sections.

Nevertheless, student applicants are being asked to take out private medical insurance policies and are being refused if they fail to supply the correct cover.

What is the correct insurance cover?

One insurance company manager told Immigration Matters that he has been trying to get clarification on the exact requirements from the UK Border Agency for several weeks.

Active Quote offers an easy to use online quotation and application system, but also has telephone support from advisers who are on hand to answer questions.

To obtain a quotation for Comprehensive Sickness Insurance visit the Active Quote website

Comprehensive Sickness Insurance now required for Bulgarian and Romanian study work yellow cards 

Foreign Doctor and Romanian Nurse row continues 

Hospital bosses defend recruiting Romanian nurses 

Health care workers needed in UK now 

7 tips for completing a Yellow Card BR1 application to work and study in the UK

See article:

 

UK Border Agency launch new website

The newly revised UK Border Agency website has a better look and feel and navigation seems faster, but previously published links to specific pages of the site may no longer exist.

For instance, the link for European Workers is now:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/applying/

The link for ‘Bulgarian and Romanian nationals‘ is:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/

The UK Border Agency and Home Office website contains a vast amount of information which can be difficult to wade your way through the guidance and Immigration Rules.

The navigation section for European workers from Bulgaria and Romania also appears to have been simplified although finding specific information is still a challenge.

Confusion remains over the need for Bulgarians and Romanians applying for BR1 Yellow Cards as students to take out Comprehensive Sickness Insurance cover. 

The BR1 Form in Section 9 states:

‘If sections 4 (Students) and 5 (Self-sufficient) have been completed: evidence of ‘Comprehensive Sickness Insurance’ cover in the UK and funds to show you are economically self-sufficient, e.g. a bank statement.’

In other words, the paragraph means you need comprehensive sickness insurance only if you are applying under both ‘student’ and ‘self sufficient’ sections.

Nevertheless, student applicants are being asked to take out private medical insurance policies and are being refused if they fail to supply the correct cover.

What is the correct insurance cover?

One insurance company manager told Immigration Matters that he has been trying to get clarification on the exact requirements from the UK Border Agency for several weeks.

If you need help or advice there is also a UKBA telephone number given for the ‘Accession State customer contact centre’ which is: 0114 207 4074.

You can also seek advice from an Immigration Adviser, but make sure they are registered with the OISC, which provides a list of qualified advisers all over the UK.

See also:

HOW TO FIND APPLICATION FORMS FOR A ‘YELLOW’ OR ‘BLUE’ CARD REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE ON THE UK BORDER AGENCY WEBSITE

Free Movement of EU nationals explained

Worker Registration Scheme to close 

7 tips for completing a Yellow Card BR1 application to work and study in the UK

Employers ‘addicted’ to migrant workers says UK Immigration Minister

STILL CONFUSED? Majestic College offer special packages for EU students. They also have a number of employers looking for staff right now and are willing to employ Bulgarians and Romanians.

For more information call Joanna on 0208 207 1020 or email info@majesticcollege.org

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267 Responses to “Immigration Rules for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals”
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  1. melitta_melita@yahoo.com'
    melitta_melita@yahoo.com'Melitta says :

    Hi. I am an Hungarian citizen and my husband is Romanian. Could you please advise me what should he do to be eligible to work in the UK. Thank you.

  2. avadanistefanbogdan@yahoo.com'
    avadanistefanbogdan@yahoo.com'jhonny says :

    i want to ask u if im married with a EU citizen..a polish exactly..i have the right to work?..i mean can i apply for a work permit, blue card, something???thank you

  3. […] EU citizens who do not face such regulations except for students from Romania and Bulgaria to which different rules apply.  There have been controversies over why these students have difficulties in obtaining a working […]

  4. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    You should take advice as you should be able to apply for ILR or a British Passport.

  5. yproykov@abv.bg'

    Hello
    I am Bulgarian and I have lived in the country since the age of 5 and as my mother married an English citizen I was given a visa to remain in the country, shortly after that Bulgaria joined the EU and my mum didn’t bother applying for any cards as she was self employed. Now I am finishing my studies and I want to start an undergraduate apprenticeship with Airbus, they are saying they can’t take me without a registration certificate and this after living for 13 years in this country. On top of that my father has a work permit in the UK which in my understanding automatically makes me exempt from such requirements as I am under 21 and dependant.
    Now I will miss the apprenticeship opportunity because I need to wait 6 months in order to get a registration certificate. Is it legal for them to ask me for such a certificate after living 13 years in the country? What shall I do to chase my rights?

  6. Aamirclare@yahoo.com'

    Please if you can explain me here what should I do,I will be really appreciate
    Thanks

  7. Aamirclare@yahoo.com'

    I need advice that’s why I am asking

  8. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    If you want legal advice, please call 02089051822 during office hours for a consultation with a specialist immigration adviser in the London area.

  9. Aamirclare@yahoo.com'

    Hi,I am a pakistani national ,fall in love with romanian national and we get married couple of months ago,my visa is expiring in 2 months time and my wife don’t have right to work in England she is living here from one year but never registered with home office as well ,I don’t know what to do ,shall I need to extend my student visa or shall I go with her dependent ,I will be thankful if you will show me a good way
    Thanks

  10. […] Immigration Rules for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals […]

  11. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    He can work without restriction as your dependant on your status.

  12. starhu2@yahoo.com'
    starhu2@yahoo.com'csillak says :

    Hi,
    I am Hungarian and my husband is Romanian, he is working as a self-employed. Can anybody tell me if he can work as employed without restriction? Or he has to apply for a blue card?
    Thank you!

  13. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    Call for advice 02089051822 or see UKBA website EU section.

  14. Allama_iqbal514@yahoo.com'

    Anyone knows ,how the romanian national get registered in uk
    What is the process ??

  15. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    Yes, but he should register as well.

  16. Allama_iqbal514@yahoo.com'

    Hello my name is Tahir,my question is , if any romanian national is not registered here , can he/she marry in uk with non EEU national
    Thanks

  17. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    Asad, you have got it the wrong way around. You should be the dependant of your Romanian or EU national. Then you could work and stay without restriction. Call 02089051822 for advice. NI numbers are another issue.

  18. Awanjanu@yahoo.com'

    Hi..my name is Asad ..my question is ..I am married to romanian girl in uk
    She is working as self employed ..but still don’t have (NI number.. yellow, blue card) i am on student visa my college is highly trusted..I am not allowed to work but I have NI number. Because I was allowed to work before .. . Can she apply NI number because the students of highly trusted sponsors their dependents are allowed to work in uk
    Or what you suggest me to do for her
    I would appreciate if you will respond me soon
    Thanks
    Asad

  19. […] Immigration Rules for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals […]

  20. solarelectricalconnections@msn.com'
    solarelectricalconnections@msn.com'bobby charlestown says :

    It would help if you could all speak the queens english first off (when in rome) saying comes to mind i am sick and tired of the free loaders who take British Jobs meant for British people who also drive down our pay packets because they want to work for a pittance but make the rest of us suffer this is why the building industry has gone backwards in wages and quality of workmanship i have lost count of the amount of times i have gone to fault find foreigners work and put it right as far as im concerned go back to youer own country and do sub standard cheap work not bring your crap over here i say shut the borders down with a clear sign stating full.

  21. […] Immigration Rules for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals […]

  22. […] Immigration Rules for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals […]

  23. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    You do not have to apply for the yellow card to study, but it does establish that you are here and exercising your treaty rights to study and work. After 12 months you could apply for a blue card. If not, your existing yellow card still stands and should not expire.

  24. draculya20@yahoo.com'
    draculya20@yahoo.com'Cristina says :

    Hi,
    I’m undertaking a part time english course in a college here, do I need a yellow card? Or I need to inform UKBA? I still have the yellow card as I just finished an NVQ. Thank you.

  25. leprikon_sl@abv.bg'
    leprikon_sl@abv.bg'onq s konq says :

    SO MANY NATIONS IN UK FROM ANYPART OF THE WORLD HOW COME JUST BULGARIANS AND ROMANIANS ARE THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FOR THE UK ? TELL ME ? ONE WORD D I S C R I M I N A T I O N, DISCRIMINATION AND AGAIN DISCRIMINATION IF ANY ONE HAS A REASONABLE EXPLANATION PLEASE GO AHEAD !

  26. […] Immigration Rules for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals […]

  27. pentea_vali@yahoo.com'
    pentea_vali@yahoo.com'pentea valentin says :

    Hello charles kelly,i have a couple of issues and i would be gratefull if i can get some advice from you.
    I will have completed 5 yrs of work with documents this month and i want to aplly for ILR and afterwards for british citizenship,i dont know what kind of document i will have to provide to sustain my aplication,it would really help me if i can get a list of documents needed from you.
    The other issue is my child passport,two yrs old,born here of romanian nationals,could is he eligible for a british passport?
    I am looking forward for your reply,
    Thanks

  28. […] Immigration Rules for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals […]

  29. […] Conform estimărilor celor de la immigrationmatters.co.uk, în Marea Britanie sunt aproximativ jumătate de million de […]

  30. diana_tzv@yahoo.com'

    Hi,
    I have a question regarding the Blue Card and the waiting time gap. I have a Yellow Card as a student but my course finished in September, so now I am approaching the end of the 4th month that I can work full time. I have applied for a Blue card in October, stating that I have obtained a degree in the UK. I haven’t been working in the UK for 12 months so I am required to obtain a Blue card in order to take employment. My question is, should I quit my job now because my Yellow card expires and I still do not have a blue on or I can continue working providing my reference number from UKBA?

  31. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    You do not actually need a blue card

  32. info@imovingtolondon.com'

    I am reading some of the above comments and saw an article about the new waiting times on BR2 applications. If you want to read the whole thing check out this post: http://www.imovingtolondon.com/uncategorized/the-waiting-times-on-br2/

    It is relatively difficult to get a Blue Card at the moment though…

  33. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    If you have worked for 12 months already you should apply for a blue card on BR1

  34. B_mutseva@yahoo.co.uk'

    I am a Bulgarian citizen curtly holding a yellow student card. I’m due to obtain a nursing diploma in April 2013, therefore I’m seeking advice of how to obtain a full time employment permit. I have also been working part time since August 2011.Could you please advice me on any required correspondence/forms to complete

  35. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    You should speak to the course provider and ask if the course is suitable for a yellow card application or an immigration adviser. You need a yellow card in order to work.

  36. moon_light.1982@hotmail.cm'

    hi,
    I have a question to you.If anyone can answer I would be appreciated.I have Bulgarian passport.
    I searched online about the apprenticeship courses and I found a warehousing and storage apprenticeship.
    If I take this course could I work full time in a warehouse?

  37. […] Immigration Rules for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals […]

  38. […] Immigration Rules for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals […]

  39. Squaddie@btinternet.com'
    Squaddie@btinternet.com'WW2 survivor says :

    Foreigners should leave the UK. Thay are scum and not wanted.

  40. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    Get proper advice from an adviser who can look at the whole case. Call 0208 905 1822.

  41. moon_light.1982@hotmail.com'

    Hi Mr.Kelly,
    what would you advise me to do now?The person who called me from home office advised me to withdraw my application.he said it s not good for me to have to many refusal.He said I can either withdraw my application or wait for the refusal letter?
    thanks

  42. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    Romanians and Bulgarians do get refused on Blue Card applications and have their Yellow Cards revoked. Usually because their application has been completed incorrectly or they took advice from an unregulated, therefore illegal, adviser.

    See: How to appeal against a visa refusal

    Romanian Family wins UK Immigration Appeal against Yellow Card and Blue Card Refusal

  43. moon_light.1982@hotmail.com'

    hi,
    I have a question to you all.I have applied for blue card 10 months ago but today I have received a phone call from home office and they say you can only work legally when you are a student.it only covers for 4 months after you finish your study.my family was supporting me financially when i was a student,so i didnt work while I was studying.They ask me to provide papers from college and for the work.but they should be at the same time.what I can not understand is;Why they dont take the yellow card back if i cant use the yellow card later.
    does anyone know anything about it?my application will be refused for that reason.

  44. amica13@mailcity.com'

    Hello and a Happy New 2013 to all!
    I am a bulgarian national and my husband has been issued a blue card certificate (HSMP). My question is, if i want to apply for a job in the UK, do I need to apply as well for the document, or I am (as a dependent) granted the right to work freely.
    Thank you in advance for your accurate and timely reply
    K.

  45. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    The UKBA are taking longer than six moths to issue yellow card for Romanian and Bulgarian students.

  46. larisap2297@yahoo.com'
    larisap2297@yahoo.com'LARISA says :

    Hi my name is Larisa,im appley to home offis to 6mht ago for yellow card and i did receve it nothing im don’t know what i can do,if you can help me please i don’t work me boyfrend he suport me,thank you

  47. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    Suggest you see a specialist adviser. Try Bison Immigration – 0208 905 1922 – and ask for an initial consultation.

  48. haseebbaig@rocketmail.com'

    my name is asad and i am student in uk,i have civil partnership with romanian girl,and we want to marry here,she has not recieved the national insurance number yet,but she applied for ,i am been here from 2010 and was allowed to work before but now when i renew my visa they didn,t give me permission to work,we want to marry now but can i get spouse visa,i want to study as well,need work to help her as well
    thanks

  49. euukimmigration@gmail.com'

    You could apply as her dependant and get a Blue Card…You need proper legal immigration advice – try Bison UK on 0208 905 1822

  50. jave355@gmail.com'

    Hi, I’m a non EEA resident, my visa has expired but my wife is from Bulgaria and she is self employed, she does not have a yellow or blue card and she is not working at the moment as she is pregnant. Can anyone help me on how to make an application so I can start working to support our family, please.. thanks

  51. […] Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, claimed that there will be a “tidal flood” of immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania when UK work restrictions are lifted in […]

  52. […] they have been members of the European Union since 2007, Bulgarians and Romanians do not enjoy full freedom of movement rights to work as the earlier A8 Eastern European EU […]

  53. […] Immigration Rules for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals […]

  54. sebilion@yahoo.gr'
    sebilion@yahoo.gr'Maggie says :

    Hello, My name is Maggie and I am from Bulgaria but I raised up in Greece. I came here last year right after I got 18 :) I had to wait almost one year to take my yellow card so I was ”working” as an au-per. I am still under the hospitality of that family. I got my yellow card today and i got a question. Can I legally stay with that family as an au-per and plus find a part time job up to 20 hours that will give me pay slips (because as an au-per I am not an employee). Please someone help me I need pay slips so I can sooner or later take my blue card as well and stop worrying that much about everything. Thank you in advance
    Kind regards, M.G

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