If you are a voluntary worker you will need to apply for a registration certificate as a self-sufficient person.
You must be able to demonstrate that:
· the activity is purely voluntary and does not involve taking up a salaried post or permanent position of any kind within the charitable organisation or entering into any arrangement that is likely to constitute a contract of employment; and
· the activity is either for a charitable organisation regularly engaging voluntary workers listed by the UKBA or a registered charity or recognised body whose work meets the relevant criteria; and
· the activity is unpaid, or is not likely to be subject to payment of the National Minimum Wage and directed towards a worthy cause; and
· it is closely related to the aims of the organisation; and
· it is fieldwork involving direct assistance to those the charitable organisation has been established to help; and
· that there are satisfactory arrangements for your maintenance and accommodation in the United Kingdom
· you have comprehensive sickness insurance cover in the UK
TO APPLY FOR A REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
If you are exercising a Treaty right as a self-sufficient person, you are not required to obtain a document confirming this, but you are entitled to a ‘yellow’ registration certificate to confirm your status.
To apply, you will need to fill the application form, which you can download here: Form BR1 (Registration Certificate) .
If you have family members and they are nationals of a member state of the EEA, you may include them in your application.