Temporary EU EHP - Declaration process

EU EHPs who wish to work in the UK on a temporary basis must make a declaration to the CIEH using the CIEH Declaration form. The CIEH will check the applicant’s professional qualifications and practical experience and will seek to confirm that they are legally established in their Home Member State and not currently prohibited from practising Environmental Health. If the declaration is satisfactory a letter will be issued confirming receipt of the declaration which can then be presented to potential employers. The flow diagram below outlines the process.

The declaration is valid for a period of one year and must be renewed on an annual basis if the EHP wishes to work on a temporary and occasional basis in the UK for the forthcoming year. Applicants should use the Declaration form below for renewals and upon receipt the CIEH will determine whether the EHP is still working on a temporary and occasional basis before issuing another letter confirming the declaration. If the EHP is no longer working on a temporary and occasional basis they will be required to make an application for the Certificate of Registration as a Permanent EU EHP.
Applicants are not required to pay a fee to make the declaration or to receive the letter from the CIEH confirming the declaration.

Flow diagram - Temporary EU EHP Declaration Process

Temporary EU EHP Declaration Form (Word) (PDF)

Temporary EU EHP Declaration Guidance 

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