EU students working

EU Students & Working in the UK

If you are a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you currently have a right to work in the UK.

Do I need to do anything before I start working in the UK?

Make sure you apply for your National Insurance number (NINO). You do not need to have received your NINO before starting work, but you must obtain one when you get a job. Find out more on our NINO webpage.

For most students, there are no further requirements and your employer should accept your passport or ID card as proof of nationality and your right to work.

What will happen after Brexit?

Working rights for EU citizens in the UK will be affected by the outcome of Brexit. Please see our main web page for Europe for Brexit updates and how EU students will be affected.

Last updated 7/02/2019 JCD