Last I heard Croatia was scheduled to join the EU in mid 2013. So don't believe its citizens will be able to freely move around the area until then.my fiance is a croatian national and we are due to get married in september.
for the time being he is working and living there.
Someone told us he is able to come over to work in the UK without a visa as of June 2012
is this correct?
Only 8 countries so far have announced they will impose no restrictions on Croatian workers upon accession on 1st July 2013. Of the other 14, no official words yet but it seems highly likely that UK will apply a similar restriction currently imposed on Romanians and Bulgarians, meaning they have to wait up to 7 years before they have unrestricted access to UK labour market.Last I heard Croatia was scheduled to join the EU in mid 2013. So don't believe its citizens will be able to freely move around the area until then.
Even then, there might still be restrictions as per some other Eastern countries who have recently "joined".
Basically, if Croatia joins EU 1.7.2013. I can start working, and legally stay with my husband in the UK even without spouse visa? Can you, or someone else, please confirm me this?WHO WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE WORK AUTHORISATION REQUIREMENT?
10. In principle, any Croatian national who intends to take employment in the United Kingdom will be subject to the work authorisation requirement. However, the following (this is not an exhaustive list at this stage) will be exempt from the requirement:
• those Croatian nationals who are legally present in the UK on the date of accession and who, on that date, are not subject to any restrictions on working (for example, those Croatian nationals who have already been granted settlement in the UK);
• those Croatian nationals who are legally working in the UK on the date of accession and have been legally working for an uninterrupted period of 12 months ending on that date;
• those Croatian nationals who work legally for an uninterrupted period of 12 months falling partly or wholly after the date of accession;
• those Croatian nationals who are also a national of the UK or of another Member State whose nationals are not subject to similar restrictions;
• those Croatian nationals who are also the spouse or civil partner of a national of the UK or the family member of an EEA national who has a right to reside in the UK, except where that EEA national is subject to work authorisation;
• those Croatian nationals who are posted to the UK by a business established on the territory of another Member State.
Only 8 countries so far have announced they will impose no restrictions on Croatian workers upon accession on 1st July 2013. Of the other 14, no official words yet but it seems highly likely that UK will apply a similar restriction currently imposed on Romanians and Bulgarians, meaning they have to wait up to 7 years before they have unrestricted access to UK labour market.
Thanks Joppa. Just to make it a bit clearer.
My fiance is British born, and I am Croatian. We meet all the requirements for a Spouse visa, but were thinking of traveling from Cro to the UK together imidiately after the wedding in January 2013
Or if Croatia doesn't join EU then, I should come back to Croatia and then apply for Spouse visa?
I understand it is not all final yet, but after reading all about spouse visa, now things change and we would like to know as much as possible before making a decision.
Thank you for all your help.
Not possible and totally against the law.Question: What would happen if you were in UK on a tourist visa = 6 months, and in that time got married and then applied for settlement as spouse?
You are replying to an old question about a Croatian national. The situation is complicated as Croatia is due to join EU in July this year. As things stand, I believe Croatians can enter as visitor without visa. If they stay long enough past 1st July, they automatically become EU citizens and can stay in UK as long as they like, and can marry if they want to. They will have restricted access to UK job market, like Bulgarians and Romanians at the moment.WestCoastCanadianGirl said:Not possible and totally against the law.
Don't bother asking the Church of England to marry you on a tourist visa... they won't.
They (the Church of England) work in full cooperation with the UKBA and will not approve any marriage license where the foreign national has not received the appropriate permission to remain in the UK. I know this for a fact because not only do they specify as much on their website, the Vicar who performed my wedding said I would need a Common License from the Diocese because I am a foreign national and the Registrar from the Diocese asked to see my Fiancee visa before he would sign the authorisation for the License.
It's a question of whether you are eligible for work authorisation. Current proposals state there are several conditions under which a Croatian may be given authorisation, one of which is already working in UK for 12 months. The fact that on the accession day, you had worked for a year until 9 days before may make you eligible but I'm not sure.hi,tnx for ur answer. i dont mind going out and coming back but im interested in ways to work here legally. there is no point for me to come and be a tourist...