Rules for EU Citizens relocating to the UK Post Brexit: No Deal Scenario

  • September 6, 2019

    The Home office has released the official rules that will govern the immigration arrangements for European Union Citizens wishing to relocate to the United Kingdom following Brexit in the event of a No Deal scenario. This applies to EU nationals who move to the UK after the foreseen Brexit date of October 31st, 2019 and will replace the previous rules released on 28th January 2019. 

    • EU citizens who move to the UK after Brexit on October 31st, 2019 may live, work and study in the UK until the 31st of December 2020.
    • You will NOT need to make prior arrangements to relocate to the UK during this window of time.
    • If you move to the UK during this period of time (Oct 31, 2019- Dec 31, 2020) and wish to remain in the UK you must apply to the Euro TLR (Temporary leave to remain) Scheme which will give successful applicants 36 months (three years) from the date the leave is granted. 
    • A new points-based system will be introduced in January 2020 to allow a path to settlement (indefinite leave to remain) for Euro TLR scheme participants. Time spent under this program will accrue towards the time required for settlement thereafter. 


    Please be advised that the UK is experiencing political volatility and these rules, as well as the foreseen Brexit date, are subject to change.