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Swiss nationals and EEA nationals have a right to live and work in the United Kingdom. This is called a right of residence. You have a right of residence in the United Kingdom if you are an EEA national and:
In order to enter the UK, you will have to show your passport or national identity card. When you arrive at major ports and airports, you should use the separate channel marked 'EEA/EU' where it is available. Immigration officers will check your passport or national identity card to make sure that it is valid and belongs to you.
Working in the UK
You do not need a work permit; however you may need to register as a worker under the Workers Registration Scheme.
You can live in the United Kingdom as a student, as a retired person or if you are not working, as long you have enough money to support yourself throughout your stay without needing help from public funds.
A residence permit simply confirms that you have a right to live in the United Kingdom under European Community law. You will need to apply for a residence permit if your family members want to apply for a residence document.
A residence permit is normally valid for five years. However, residence permits may be issued for a shorter period if you are working or studying in the United Kingdom for less than 12 months.
You will probably not be given a residence permit if:
For more information on applying under this visa category please contact one of our immigration advisors.
02 Jul 2018
04 Apr 2018