The UK leaves the EU on 31 January 2020

Find out what this means for you.

The transition period

After 31 January 2020 there will be a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.

The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.

You, your family or your business can take some actions now to prepare for 2021.

What you can do now

Actions you can take now that do not depend on negotiations.

Preparing your business

If you move goods into or out of the EU, you must get an EORI number.

You should also decide how you want to make customs declarations and whether you need to get someone to deal with customs for you.

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.

Check what you need to do to stay in the UK

Living and working in the EU

Living and working in an EU country 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.

Check what you must do in the country where you live