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UK leaving the EU: what you need to know

Information for EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals living, working, visiting and studying in the EU.

On 29 March 2017, the government triggered Article 50, which began the formal process for the UK to leave the EU on 29 March 2019.

In December 2017, the UK government reached an agreement with the European Commission to secure the status of UK nationals living in other member states and EU citizens living in the UK after we exit the EU.

The UK remains a full member until we exit the EU, and all rights and obligations of membership remain in place until then.

UK nationals living in the EU

There will be no change to the rights and status of UK nationals living in the EU while the UK remains in the EU.

  1. UK nationals in the EU: what you need to know

    • Guidance

EU nationals living in the UK

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK while the UK remains in the EU.

  1. Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know

    • Guidance
  2. Example case studies: EU citizens' rights in the UK

    • Case study
  3. More detail provided on new settled status for EU citizens

    • News story
  4. PM's open letter to EU citizens in the UK

    • News story
  5. EU citizens living here are vital and we want them to stay: Brandon Lewis

    • Authored article

Policy papers

  1. Joint report on progress during phase 1 of negotiations under Article 50 TEU on the UK’s orderly withdrawal from the EU

    • Policy paper
  2. Citizens' rights: administrative procedures in the UK

    • Policy paper
  3. Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU

    • Policy paper