United Kingdom – Impact of British Exit on European Economic Area Nationals Seeking Residency

What is changing?

The question regarding whether European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who arrive in the United Kingdom (UK) during the ‘implementation’ period of the “British Exit” (Brexit) would still be allowed to benefit from retaining residency, continues to be fueled by Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May’s clear message that a line must be drawn between those who arrive before and those who arrive after the UK leaves the European Union (EU).

Who will be affected?

  • Clients/Employers who have actively been driving their EEA workforce population to regularize their stay in the UK.
  • EEA nationals who arrive in the UK during the ‘implementation’ period of Brexit and are seeking residency.

What to expect

A spike in EEA residency applications in reaction to PM Theresa May’s stance in having an effective deadline.

What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Clients are advised to check with their Emigra consultant for updates on the status of this change and how it could effect their employees based in the UK who are EEA nationals.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.