On 31 December 2013 transitional controls restricting access to the UK labour market expire for Romanian and Bu
On 31 December 2013 transitional controls restricting access to the UK labour market expire for Romanian and Bulgarian nationals.
From 1 January 2014 Romanian and Bulgarian nationals have the same access to the labour market as any other European Economic Area (EEA) national (apart from those from Croatia who require worker authorisation).
Like any other EEA national, those from Romania and Bulgaria can only stay in the UK for more than 3 months if they are exercising treaty rights as a worker, student, self employed or self sufficient person. Those not working or seeking work must be able to support themselves and their families and must have comprehensive medical insurance.