If the candidate is from the European Economic Area (EEA), they are free to come to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to seek or take up employment without the need for a work permit.
If an EEA national wishes to stay in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland for longer than 6 months, they can apply for a residence permit, however this is not mandatory.
Some further work restrictions are in place for Bulgarian and Romanian (A2) nationals. For example, A2 nationals cannot start work in the UK without applying for permission, unless they are self-employed. Note that some Romanian and Bulgarian nationals will be exempt - for further information please contact us.