Can I live and work in the UK after Brexit?

If you lived in the UK before 1 January 2021, you may continue living and working (this applies only to the citizens of the European Union and their family members). However, you must have the status under EU Settlement Scheme. The last date for application to get the status was 30 June 2020. Different rules apply if you moved to the UK on 1 January 2021 or later.

If you lived in the UK before 1 January 2021, you might continue living and working here. However, you must have immigration status. If you could not apply for such a permit for yourself or your family members before 1 July 2021, you must immediately apply for your immigration status on the UK government website. Any of your family members who are not UK citizens must also apply.

If you have lived in the UK for over five years, you may apply to the UK government for Settled Status. It allows people to live and work in the UK with some conditions permanently. It also allows to contribute to the state pension fund and use public services, including welfare. You may apply for Pre-Settled Status if you have lived in the UK for less than five years. After five years of living in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for Settled Status.

New rules to live and work in the UK after 2021

It is a point-based system for living and working in the UK. There are specific rules in the UK that define if you can live and work here. If you wish to live and work in the UK, you must meet specific requirements, such as to be able to earn a certain amount and having sufficient knowledge of English. You may find more information about this point-based system on the UK government website.

In most cases, if you stay in the UK for a short period, you are not allowed to work. Of course, certain exceptions exist. Using this point-based immigration system, you may stay longer in the UK without a visa. In most cases, you can stay up to six months. You may participate in certain activities, including business-related activities, such as meetings, functions and conferences. During this period, you may come to the UK several times but cannot live in the UK through frequent and successive visits.

Disclaimer of Legal Liability

The information in this article is general only and is subject to change at any time. This article is neither legal advice nor intended to be a comprehensive or authoritative representation of the body of relevant law and should not be construed as such. In each specific case that concerns you, we suggest you seek the advice of a specialist.

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