UK nationals residing in Europe should remember to complete necessary registrations before December 31, 2020 otherwise they may lose work and residence rights after the end of the Brexit transition period.
What is happening?
UK nationals residing in an EU country should complete any requisite national registration requirements to demonstrate their legal stay before the end of the Brexit transition period, December 31, 2020.
Failure to do so could impact work and residence rights in the European Union after the end of the Brexit transition period. This registration is voluntary in some EU countries and mandatory in others.
A closer look
Residence certificates ensure UK nationals resident in an EU country safeguard their EU stay rights after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31, 2020.
UK nationals who do not complete necessary registrations before December 31, 2020 may lose work and residence rights after the end of the Brexit transition period. At that time, non-registered UK nationals will generally be required to obtain full work authorisation and a residence permit in the same way as any third country national.
While the EU registration process is currently detailed in each European country, most EU country authorities have yet to publish regulations on how UK nationals will obtain work authorisation from January 1, 2021, or on the process for existing residence certificate holders to obtain the residence permit that will be required under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.
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