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What are the A2 countries?

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Romania and Bulgaria are A2 countries
•Joined 1 January 2007 and have many of the same rights as other EEA nationals but with some restrictions.
•They have limited access to UK the labour market and do not have a “right to reside” as a worker unless they have permission to do so under the Home Office’s Worker Authorisation Scheme.
•Skilled workers will continue to be permitted to come to the UK on work permits (e.g. doctors, engineers) and will continue to be admitted under the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme.
•The requirement to register ends when they have been legally employed in the UK on a continuous basis for 12 months.

Further sources of advice
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants –JCWI
115 Old St ,
London EC1V 9RT
Tel 020 7251 8708

Immigration Advisory Service  (IAS)
Head Office and Central London Office
3rd Floor, County House
190 Great Dover St,
London SE1 4YB
Tel 020 7967 1200 

www.iasuk.org
www.homeoffice.gov.uk              
www.workingintheuk.gov.uk
www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk

Citizens Advice Centre
CABs across the UK offer advice on a wide range of issues.