Brexit: UK reaches agreement on citizens' rights

The UK Government has now reached agreement on citizens' rights with Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein (EEA EFTA countries) and Norway.

The agreement addresses separation issues, including protecting the rights of citizens who have chosen to call each other’s countries home.

As a result, the Home Office has published a Citizens' Rights Agreement for nationals of Switzerland and a Separation Agreement in respect of EEA EFTA countries.

If a Brexit deal is agreed with the EU and ratified by Parliament, rights for nationals of Switzerland and EEA EFTA will remain as they are until the end of the implementation period (31 December 2020). However, you'll still be able to apply for pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme from 30 March 2019, after the UK exits the European Union.

If the UK exits the EU with 'no deal', the new arrangements will come into force on 30 March 2019.

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