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EU law allows EEA family members start working right upon arrival (meaning, it is perfectly LEGAL for EEA family members start working right upon arrival whether they have Residence card or a valid EEA FP or not); but... it does not oblige employers to hire EEA family members. Employers might not want to hire someone if they think hiring a particular person is not practically justified. Say, if they need to hire someone on a 1 year contract, and the EEA FP is valid for 6 months (as well as the COA) they will rather hire someone with 5 year Residence card just to spare themselves bureaucratic details.mirwais29 wrote:According to the EU regulation and the information on the UK Border Agency he will have the right to work as soon as he steps into the country, but then I can see that it seems to be hard to find a job til you have the Residence Card and that takes UP TO 6 MONTHS!!! That does not make any sense and it is actually contrary to EU law.
A "Family Permit" is a form of entry clearance endorsed onto a passport, which is what point 1 of List B is talking about.EUsmileWEallsmile wrote: The basis for the employer's guidance is the Immigration (Restrictions on Employment) Order 2007. In the schedule, there are two lists, A and B. On list B, items 4 and 5 deal with EEA family members. I see that point 1 talks about a passport endorsed to show, etc, but I doubt this was meant for EEA family members.