Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 come into force

Implementation date: 29 April 2009

The Regulations amend the Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/706), which regulate access to the UK labour market by nationals of eight of the States that acceded to the European Union in 2004.

Under the 2004 Regulations, workers from those States are generally required to apply, within one month of beginning work with an employer, for a registration certificate authorising them to work for that employer. Under the 2004 Regulations, these national measures apply during the accession period, which is defined as the period beginning on 1 May 2004 and ending on 30 April 2009. The Regulations amend this so that the period now ends on 30 April 2011. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.