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Brexit information for EU, EEA or Swiss citizens who want to work at Bath

Information on the UK’s exit from the EU and how it might affect you.

The UK's exit from the EU and your immigration status

EU, EEA or Swiss citizens who have been resident in the UK prior to 1 January 2021 must apply for pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 to continue to live and work in the UK from 1 July 2021. You will not be required to apply for a visa under the UK's new Points-Based Immigration System.

EU, EEA or Swiss citizens who arrive in the UK for the very first time on or after 1 January 2021 will need to secure an appropriate work visa in advance of travel to the UK.

Non-EEA citizens who are seeking to enter the UK to work or who are already in the UK on a visa will require a visa to work at the University if they do not fall into one of the categories below:

  • British (but not a British Overseas Citizen, British National (Overseas) or British Protected Person)
  • EU, EEA or Swiss citizens resident in the UK by 31 December 2020
  • Non-EEA citizens with Indefinite Leave to Remain/Settlement in the UK

Irish citizens will continue to be able to enter, work and live in the UK as they do now.

Regardless of nationality, all potential workers will require a right to work check before work commences. Further guidance on the new Points-Based Immigration System and routes to work in the UK can be found on the Government website and also on our Staff Immigration webpages.

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