How to move to the UK after Brexit.
If you are looking at moving to the UK after brexit then everything depends on your nationality. It’s important to know how to move to the UK after Brexit and to keep up to date with the changes being negotiated throughout 2020. If you are a Brit returning to the UK and hold a British passport then you will have no problems at all. However if you’re from a EU country such as Spain , France, Germany, etc, then you will need to apply for settled or pre-settled status in order to be able to live and work in the UK.
How to move to the UK after Brexit
The advice from relocation experts Advance moves is to make the move to the UK before the end of the transition period (currently the 31st December 2020) and then immediately apply to the UK Government for pre-settled status so that you are able to continue to live and work in the UK once the transition period expires. Things are bound to get more complicated after the transition period ends so if you’re thinking of making the move to the UK then it will be less complicated for you if you move in 2020.
Advance moves have further information on how to move to the UK after Brexit on their website, as well as their removals quick quote system that allows you to obtain an instant removals quotation for a move to anywhere in Europe or the World in less than 30 seconds. This way you can quickly budget for your removal and plan you move to the UK after Brexit. Advance moves also have a Spanish language site at advancemoves.es and are working on other language sites to cover all EU citizens requirements in the future.
Negotiations are currently under way to determine the exact requirements for living in the UK after the transition period expires on 31st December 2020.
The transition period will be in place until 31 December 2020 (this could be extended) . During this period, all EU agreements and rules will continue to apply to the UK. So any EU citizen can continue to live and work in the UK. After 31 December 2020 the situation may change, depending on the agreements made by the UK and the EU, and whether you fall under the withdrawal agreement.
Living in the UK after Brexit
If you are already living in the UK before the end of the transition period, you fall under the withdrawal agreement. This means that nothing will change for you after the transition period. So you can continue to live and work in the UK. You will, however, need to apply to the UK government for settled status by 30 June 2021 at the latest. The same applies for your family members if they do not have British or Irish nationality.
You will need to have a valid passport or identity card when you submit your application. You are also advised to retain all documents that show how long you have already lived in the UK, to serve as evidence when you apply for settled status. This is important so keep flight tickets, train/ferry tickets in case you need to prove when you first arrived in the UK.
EU citizens who have lived in the UK for more than 5 years can apply to the UK government for settled status. This status gives people the right to continue living, working, building up a state pension and using public services in the UK, as they do now. If you have lived in the UK for less than 5 years, you can apply for pre-settled status. After 5 years in the UK, you can convert to settled status.
Moving to the UK after the transition period
If you come to the UK after the transition period, you will not fall under the withdrawal agreement. It is not yet known what the requirements will be for EU citizens who want to go to live and work in the UK after the transition period. That will depend on the agreements that the EU and the UK make on their future relationship. If no agreements are made, the UK government will decide whether EU citizens are allowed to live and work in the UK. The situation will become clearer in the course of 2020. The European Commission has published Q&As about the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit. The UK government has a very handy tool that allows the user to find out what to do to continue living in the UK after Brexit depending on what country you come from, Living in the UK after Brexit.
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