Access to the UK labour market by Romanians and Bulgarians

From 1st January 2007 citizens from Bulgaria and Romania will not require leave to enter or remain to reside legally in the UK. All Bulgarian and Romanian citizens will have a right of residence in any EU Member State for the first 3 months of residence on an unrestricted basis and remain legally resident in that state as long as they wish, providing they are exercising a treaty right as a student, a self-employed person, or if they are self-sufficient. They will not however, have an automatic right to reside as a worker (unless they are exempt from work authorisation requirements).