Summary

British citizens are exempt from immigration control — they can automatically settle and work in the UK.

On 31 January 2020, the UK formally left the EU with a formalised and finalised withdrawal agreement. There is a transition period until 31 December 2020 when the EU’s rules on freedom of movement will continue to apply. Therefore, EEA nationals (that is, EU citizens plus those from Iceland , Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) have an automatic right (that is, without the need for a visa) to work in the UK. If they want to continue to work in the UK after the transition period, they must apply for pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settled Status Scheme (EUSS) by 30 June 2021.

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