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Pre 2004 EU Nationals and Malta & Cyprus

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EU member states that were part of the EU before 1st May 2004 or that became EU members on that date but with full EU rights are: Malta, Cyprus, Luxemburg, Austria, Belgium, Germany,Ireland, France, Sweden, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, and the UK.
In order to come to live and work in the UK as an EU national with full rights you will need a valid identity card or passport.

Generally citizens from these countries are entitled to access benefits and services on the same basis as UK citizens providing they meet the relevant eligibility criteria for them. EEA nationals are entitled to be accompanied by family members who also benefit from free movement of rights. This rule applies even where the family member is a non- EEA national.