A8 and A2 nationals and permanent residence [Archived]

The following Immigration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • A8 and A2 nationals and permanent residence [Archived]
  • Workers—time spent under the Workers Registration Scheme and worker authorisation scheme
  • Workers—time spent not working during the accession periods
  • Article 17 and A8 nationals
  • Time spent under the Immigration Rules and the European Community Association Agreements

A8 and A2 nationals and permanent residence [Archived]

ARCHIVED: this Practice Note is no longer maintained as it covers the implementation of EU free movement law in the UK prior to IP completion day, on which date domestic legislation implementing EU free movement law was revoked, subject to certain savings and modifications. For further details, including of the relevant savings and the position of CJEU case law, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Immigration?. The Practice Note has been retained in archived form for historical interest, because EU law as previously implemented in the UK remains relevant in certain limited situations. For historical versions of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1052, including immediately prior to revocation, see Legislation.gov.uk. For the ongoing development of EU free movement law in EU Member States, see: Immigration, employment & share incentives (EU Law)—overview.

This Practice Note looks at issues that are specific to the acquisition of permanent residence (PR) for nationals of the ten eastern European countries that acceded to the European Union (EU) in two tranches in the 2000s. Under the terms of both accession agreements, the UK exercised a derogation to the freedom of movement for workers which permitted the introduction of labour market access restrictions for a transitional period applied to relevant nationals of the acceding states.

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