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What is UK Registration Certificates for Croatian Citizens?

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The Croatian Citizens need to apply for UK Registration Certificates for Croatian Citizens to live and work in the UK. The article explains every detail you need to know about it.

What is UK Registration Certificates for Croatian Citizens?

Although Croatian citizens can visit any member state of the European Union, they cannot work in the UK without having a registration certificate. The UK authorities have set three completely different types of certificates for the:

  • purple registration certificate,
  • yellow registration certificate,
  • or blue registration certificate.

 

 What is a blue registration certificate?

This certificate is needed when a Croatian citizen can find a job in the UK without any work permit.

This mentioned certificate is issued so the employer can confirm that the holder can work unconditionally. This certificate can only be applied for from inside the UK.

 

Who is eligible For a Blue Registration Certificate?

Croatian citizens who meet the following conditions can be exempted from work permits if they want to work in the UK:

  • They have this particular UK visa that permits them to work freely in the UK (as of June 30, 2013)
  • They hold this UK visa that permits them to Work and works freely in the UK, and they have worked in the country for one year (on June 30, 2013)
  • They hold this visa that permits them to Work and works freely in the UK, and they have worked in the country for one year (on or after June 30, 2013)
  • They are granted the right to permanent residence in the UK (according to Article 15 of the regulations of the European Economic Area);
  • The right to live permanently in the UK and have another citizenship from a country in the European Economic Area, despite their Croatian nationality (dual nationality);
  • They have a British citizen who is their spouse, civil partner, single or same-sex partner;
  • They are the partner or child under the age of 18 of a person holding a temporary work visa;
  • They are the child younger than 21 years old or partner of a person with an accession worker authorization (permit) and is currently working in the UK through this authorization.
  • They are considered a high-skilled worker in the UK and has complete freedom to work.
  • They are recognized as a global talent by the competent authority;
  • They have obtained a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate from a UK HEI or Higher National Diploma (HND) from a Scottish higher education institution in the past year.
  • They are a posted worker (you are working in the UK for an EU company, operating outside the UK);
  • They are working in a diplomatic mission (or another exempt category)
  • They hold a valid work permit (before July 1, 2013);
  • They have an EEA citizen or some a settled partner, parent, or dependent relative in the UK;
  • They are in the UK as a student, and they have:
    • A registration certificate stating that you have worked more than 20 hours per week during the semester or semester holidays;
    • Hold a student visa and work within the visa limitations to working, if the limitation is 20 hours during semester time and without any limit during the semester holidays (visa must be issued before July 1, 2013, and is still valid)

 

Visas that grant the holder to work without any limitation

  • Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) (Called the settlement permit);
  • Visa issued as a refugee or humanitarian status;
  • Discretionary Leave
  • Exceptional Talent Visa
  • Dependent visa as a British citizen partner or of a person living in the UK;
  • Dependent visas as the dependents of work permit holders;
  • Highly skilled person visa under the Highly Skilled Migration Program (HSMP);
  • A pre-tier 4 visa as Dentist Scheme and Postgraduate Doctor

 

With a blue registration certificate, Croatian citizens can work in the UK without any restrictions or work as they like for the duration they want.

To apply for a job, candidates in this category must provide:

  • Blue registration certificate;
  • Passport or travel document used to confirm Croatian citizenship

The fee of application for the blue registration certificate and any dependents is £65.

 

What is a Purple Registration Certificate?

This certificate is issued to Croatian citizens who need a work permit to find and get a job in the UK. Such individuals must obtain a purple certificate to work. To obtain this certificate, they must have a sponsor employer in the UK, and they can apply for it outside the UK.

The rules for having a sponsor employer or a purple certificate do not include those who have a degree from a British educational institution or those who are recognized by Tier 1 Exceptional Talent. They must obtain a blue certificate registration in order to work in the UK.

 

Conditions to take a purple registration certificate

  • Must not be eligible for a blue registration certificate;
  • Must have a job opportunity from the UK registered sponsor employers for a purple registration certificate (requires reference sponsorship number as proof);
  • Must have a good knowledge of English (only applicable to certain job positions);
  • A letter from the employer should be used as a substitute for the sponsorship certificate number (only applicable to domestic servants of private households, sole representatives of foreign companies, or postgraduate doctors or dentists doing foundation programs)

 

Purple registration certificate (work authorization) application process

This is a two-stage process: the first step is to obtain a warranty certificate from a Tier 2 or Tier 5 licensed sponsoring employer and then apply for a work authorization or purple registration certificate.

To obtain a sponsorship certificate from any Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsor for any job at Tier 5, the conditions for a Croatian citizen are the same as for all people at Tier 5. The same applies to people at Tier 2, except in the following situations:

  1. English language requirements;
  2. Maintenance requirements;
  3. Tier 2 “cooling off period.”
  4. Allowed to work at NQF level 4 and above

Croatian citizens who do not require a sponsorship certificate are:

  1. Basic course doctor or dentist;
  2. Domestic workers in private houses;
  3. Representatives of companies abroad

Possess a purple registration certificate; Croatian citizens can perform any work permitted by your sponsorship certificate.

Candidates in this category must submit the following job applications:

  • Purple registration certificate;
  • Passport or travel document confirming Croatian citizenship

If the holders of this certificate wish to change jobs at the same time, they must apply for a new certified purple registration.

The cost to apply for a purple registration certificate and any dependents is £ 65.

 

What is a Yellow Registration Certificate?

This certificate is issued to Croatian citizens who wish to be self-employed or study in the UK. The certificate is to show that Croatian citizens have employment restrictions and can only apply for such documents in the UK.

The Croatian citizens eligible for the yellow certificate are:

 Self-employed

ven if they do not have an employer to prove, they must apply for this certificate, but they must be recognized as legally self-employed through this certificate.

 

Self-sufficient

Even if they do not have an employer certificate, they must apply for this certificate, but they must recognize that they are legally self-sufficient through this certificate. To obtain this certificate, candidates must:

  • Be able to pay for their living and accommodation (without using public funds);
  •  Have private comprehensive medical insurance or;
  • Hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for yourself and your dependents

 

 Students

if they are studying in the UK and want to find a job during their studies. To obtain this certificate as work authorization, the candidate must provide:

  • Possess full private medical insurance or;
  •  Hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for yourself and your dependents
  •  Official letter from the university providing information about the course Information, including dates;
  • Financial sponsorship or maintenance documents (if sponsored)

Croatian citizens can work as a student, with a yellow registration certificate, for a maximum of 20 hours in a semester, and how many hours can be worked in a semester.

The application fee for a yellow registration certificate and its dependents is £ 65.

 

Dependents of Croatian Citizens Working in the UK

Dependants of working Croatian citizens (partners, children under 21 and dependent adult children, daughters, parents, grandparents) people who are in the United Kingdom (with any of the certificates above) or were established in the UK are usually also able to work in the UK.

Dependent Croatian citizens can request a registration certificate in blue to confirm their work authorization. As long as the same top candidates have a valid certificate or have the right to work, they can work for a maximum of one year without a certificate. They have been working in the UK for one year – their full certificate is only valid for as long as the lead candidate has a valid certificate or is allowed to work.

Dependent non-Croatian citizens can also apply for a residence permit to confirm their right to work in the UK. Among them:

  • Must apply for an accession residence card-when the main candidate has a purple registration card;
  • Must apply for a residence card-when the main candidate holds a blue, yellow, or no registration certificate, the cost of applying for a member residence or residence card and any dependents is 65 pounds.

 

Let’s sum up…

The article explained UK Registration Certificates for Croatian Citizens who want to move to the country. It provided all you need to know.

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