Agreements reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union

December 24, 2020

UK nationals living in Europe before 31 December 2020 continue to have their rights protected. The UK’s deal with the EU affects your business, family, and personal circumstances. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions. You can also sign up for emails to get updates for what you need to do.

Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 to continue living in the UK – you must have arrived in the UK before January 2021

If you do not apply to the scheme, you may not be able to continue living or working in the UK as you do now.

You do not need to apply if you have: indefinite leave to enter the UK, indefinite leave to remain in the UK, British or Irish citizenship (including ‘dual citizenship’).

Read the guidance: Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status).

Check if you need to get your EU professional qualifications recognised in the UK

You will not be able to work in a regulated profession if your qualification from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein is not recognised in the UK.

The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement, an Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation and an Agreement on Security Procedures for Exchanging and Protecting Classified Information. These Agreements are designed to honour the instruction of the British people – expressed in the referendum of 2016 and the general election last year – to take back control of our laws, borders, money, trade and fisheries. It changes the basis of our relationship with our European neighbours from EU law to free trade and friendly cooperation.

You can reach here:

Advice for UK nationals living abroad

Living in Poland

UK students in the EU

UK-EU Trade and Cooperation agreement


UK-EU Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

UK-EU Security of Information Agreement.

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