Brexit on October 31, 2019: Immigration if there is no deal


The U.K. is not the only country affected if it exits the EU with no deal. EU nationals are entitled to Freedom of Movement and do not require a permit to live and work in other EU countries. However, when the U.K. leaves the EU, its nationals’ immigration status will change to that of an unprivileged third-country national. By law they will require a visa or permit to enter the Schengen Area and work in an EU country. Several governments have published plans that will take effect in case of hard Brexit. We look at what some EU countries are doing to minimize the impact of a no-deal outcome on U.K. citizens planning to work and reside in the countries.

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