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European Union Immigration

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union comprised of 28 European states. Nationals of these member states, with the exception of Croatia, enjoy free movement and trade throughout EU countries; meaning they are free to live and work in any EU state. Nationals of Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein – while not members of the EU – enjoy the same freedoms due their inclusion in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Additionally, Switzerland has signed many bilateral migration and trade agreements with the EU, which Swiss nationals to move between EU states as if their country was a member.

However, Croatian nationals will be subject to some restrictions on their rights to live and work in some EU states until at least 2020. Please see our European Union immigration for EU Nationals section for more information.


Our EU immigration guide has two sections:

Further Information, help, and advice has over twenty years of experience helping people immigrate to countries all over the World. Whether you wish to visit, work, study, or hire workers in the European Union our specialist team of immigration experts can help you with one to one advice, information, and representation when applying for your European visa or work permit.

For more information and advice on European immigration law and visa applications please contact us on 0344 991 9222 or at