Keyways eligibility


Non-UK national and Keyways

The following classes of people are not eligible to join the register:

  • subject to immigration control (unless in a class re-included by regulations made by the Secretary of State)
  • not habitually resident in the UK, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland
  • other people from abroad are excluded by regulations including:
    • EEA nationals whose only right to reside is derived from their status as an EEA jobseeker or as the family member of the EEA jobseeker
    • EEA nationals whose only right to reside if in the initial three month period under Regulation 13 of the EEA Regulations
    • Non-EEA nationals whose only right to reside is as the parent of a UK Citizen child who has no other rights to reside in the UK (known as a Zambrano Carer)
  • people granted limited leave (pre-settled status) under the EU Settlement Scheme where their only right to reside is a non-qualifying right (i.e. as a jobseeker, is within their first three months or as a Zambrano Carer)
  • required to leave the UK by the Secretary of State

Last updated 29 February 2024