Dealing with Brexit

Following the transition period, the UK now has a deal with the EU with new rules applying to things like travel and doing business with Europe.

We have developed this web page to help signpost you to the most up to date guidance on a range of topics.

There is a new government website which has been developed so that citizens and businesses can identify what they need to do to abide by the new rules.

A form has been created for you to check what you need to do for you, your business and your family for the new rules in 2021. What do you do? - How to get ready for new rules in 2021

UK Nationals in the EU

Information is available for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA, Switzerland and Ireland before 1 January 2021, including guidance on residency and healthcare. Find out more about the guidance if you're living in Europe

Staying in the UK if you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen

You and your family usually need to apply to continue living in the UK if you’re from any of the following:

  • the EU (except Ireland)
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • Switzerland

In most cases you must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020. To arrive on or after 1 January 2021, you may need to apply for a visa instead.

Continue to live in the UK if you're an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen

Visit Europe from 1 January 2021

You may need to do extra things before you travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, such as:

  • check your passport
  • get travel insurance that covers your healthcare
  • check you have the right driving documents
  • organise pet travel - contact your vet at least 1 month before you go

Find out more about visiting Europe from 1 January 2021