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Employment and self employment

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  • Employment history

    Employment history

    Earnings and employment

    There is no earnings requirement for naturalisation and there is no need to provide evidence of earnings from employment - just to provide details of your employment history on the form. The guidance suggests some evidence that you may have to help you to identify the information to put on the form.

    You only need to be concerned if you have been employed and you know that tax and national insurance due was not being paid. If...
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    Last edited by Site Admin; 13-12-2021, 07:29 PM. Reason: Updated to reflect changes in the form to allow overlapping dates

  • Lawful Residence for applicants relying on Settled Status

    The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that eligibility for NHS treatment does count as Comprehensive Sickness Insurance,

    The case is C‑247/20 VI v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

    UK wrongly insisted on Comprehensive Sickness Insurance for years, EU court finds - Free Movement

    It may also be worth reading this article: Nobody has been refused citizenship for lack of CSI - Free Movement

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    Last edited by Site Admin; 21-03-2022, 08:20 AM. Reason: Updated to reflect the latest EUCJ judgment regarding CSI

  • Occupation and tax office questions

    The form has the following questions regarding your occupation.
    • If you work for someone else, you are an employee
    • If you work for yourself, you are self-employed or a business partner
    • If you run your own limited company, then you are a director rather than self-employed.
    • If you are not working, then tick "Other".
    You can tick more than one box.

    If you are employed, self-employed or a director, you need to provide the details of your main...
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  • National Insurance Contributions

    Do NI contributions matter?

    The amount you have paid does not matter.

    What matters is that IF you have been employed or self-employed they expect you to have paid the NI due and they may contact HMRC for confirmation of this.

    Being without a job or earning below the NI thresholds, hence not having paid NI contributions, does not stop people from getting British citizenship.

    See also:...
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  • Requirements for self-employed people

    You are self-employed if you fall under any of these categories named on the form:

    If you are self-employed when you apply, you need to provide only the most recent HMRC self-assessment statement of account for this purpose.

    Although there is no need to submit earlier ones for this purpose, you may still want to submit them if you are applying with settled status and need to prove lawful residence in the last 5 years, as noted here: Lawful residence for...
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  • Working without WRS (A8 nationals only)

    The extension of the WRS from the 1st of May 2009 till 30 April 2011 has been ruled unlawful, as noted here: Supreme Court rules WRS extension unlawful.

    As the requirement ended over 10 years ago, this is no longer an issue for nationals of A8 countries applying for citizenship.

    A8 nationals are citizens of the following countries:
    • Czech Republic
    • Estonia
    • Hungary
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Poland
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
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