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.
What you can do now
Actions you can take now that do not depend on negotiations.
Preparing your business for Brexit
Staying in the UK if you’re an EU citizen
Check if you need to apply to the settlement scheme if you or your family are from the EU, or from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.
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.