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‘I've come to the UK from abroad’
> ‘I am a citizen of another country in the European Economic Area, or I'm a family member of an EEA citizen’

Before I go any further, I'd better start with a warning...

icon-warning1.jpgThe rules for people from other EEA countries are not only very unfair (in my opinion): they are also really complicated and difficult to understand. I am going to do my best to make them clear, but be warned: you’re in for a bumpy ride!

Remember: You’re an EEA citizen if you’re from any of the countries in the European Union, or from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and (in effect) Switzerland.

Choose one of the options below:

What rights do EEA citizens have?
What rights do family members of EEA citizens have?
What are the extra problems for people from Croatia?
What can I do if I'm from an EEA country and I've been refused benefit?

You may find it useful to know the background to these rules, so I have also included a brief history lesson here (it opens as new page/tab).