Preparing for Brexit

The UK and EU have agreed an exit deal. Both the UK and the EU need to ratify the withdrawal agreement by 31 January 2020.

The UK and EU have agreed an exit deal What happens next Both the UK and the EU need to ratify the withdrawal agreement by 31 January 2020. There will then be an implementation period until 31 December 2020 while the EU and UK negotiate new arrangements. You, your family or your business can take some actions now to prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU.

Staying in the UK if you’re an EU citizen

If you or your family are from the EU, or from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, please read the Important information for EU citizens in the UK leaflet and then check what you need to do to stay in the UK.

More detailed information is provided below (this is also available in 26 European languages):

You can get help with your application on the phone or online:

If you’re inside the UK
Telephone: 0300 123 7379
Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Find out about call charges


If you’re outside the UK
Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Telephone: +44 (0)203 080 0010

Use the EU Settlement Scheme contact form to get help online.
You can get support over the phone or in person if you need help doing things online.

The community leader toolkit equips local authorities and community groups with the right tools and information to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.


Businesses and organisations

Preparing your business for Brexit - check what you need to do if you:


Living and working in the EU

Living and working in an EU country after Brexit depends on the rules in that country.
You may need to register or apply for residency. You should check that you’re covered for healthcare.
You may also need to exchange your UK driving licence for a licence issued by the EU country where you live.
 

 

Stay up to date

You can keep up to date with updates about Brexit by using the links below: