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Brexit advice for staff living and working in the EU, EEA or Switzerland

Advice on what staff need to do to secure their rights after Brexit.

UK citizens

Up until 31 December 2020 (the end of the transition period), you can continue to live, work and study in the EU broadly as you did before 31 January 2020.

It is important that you follow the UK Government guidance for your country of residence including actions you need to take to secure your rights. Before the end of the transition period, as a member of staff living and working in the EU, you should:

  • register as a resident
  • register for healthcare as a resident
  • check your passport is valid for travel
  • exchange your UK driving licence (if applicable)
  • stay up to date on Brexit – sign-up for email alerts and follow the British Embassy in your country of residence

The UK Government guidance also covers other things that you will need to consider such as residency for family members, tax payments, pensions and benefits (in the UK and EU) and so forth.

If you currently live in the EU and want to move to a different EU country, you will also be able to continue to do so until the end of the transition period. You will have until at least 30 June 2021 to apply for a residence status in that country, if you need to.

The rights enjoyed by UK and Irish nationals in the Common Travel Area will not be affected by Brexit. View the Common Travel Area guidance for more information.

There will be no changes to the rules on travel in the EU/EEA until 31 December 2020.

EU, EEA and Swiss citizens

What you will need to enter the UK will not change until January 2021.

You are still able to enter the UK as you do now and live, work and study here up until 31 December 2020.

Irish citizens will be able to enter, work and study in the UK without a visa as they can now.

In other cases, find out if you’ll need to apply for a visa to enter the UK.

For more information on visiting the UK after Brexit, please follow the UK Government guidance.