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Brexit guidance for residents

This page contains a summary of guidance for residents on key points regarding Britain's exit from the European Union. Further advice about the Brexit Transition is available on GOV.UK.

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EU Citizen's rights

If you're an EU citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you'll get either settled or pre-settled status.

Settled status means you will remain eligible for:

  • Public services, such as healthcare and schools
  • Public funds and pensions
  • British citizenship, if you want to apply and meet the requirements

You'll need to register for the scheme online before 30 June 2021.

If you're an Irish citizen you don't need to apply under the Settlement Scheme. The Government has published guidance on the rights of Irish citizens under the Common Travel Area, which are not dependent on UK's future relationship with the EU.

International Travel

Whether you're travelling for leisure or business, please visit the GOV.UK website for information on travelling to Europe, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein from 1 January 2021.

Driving in the EU after Brexit

Please refer to Government guidance about driving abroad UK citizens.