The UK leaves the EU on 31 January 2020

An exit deal has been agreed between the UK and the EU.

The transition period

Both the UK and the EU need to ratify the withdrawal agreement by 31 January 2020.

There will then be a transition period until 31 December 2020 while the EU and UK negotiate additional 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

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