You’ll need a work permit to work in most EU countries if you’re a UK citizen.

In most cases, you’ll need a job offer from your chosen country so that you can get a visa to move there.

Check with the UK-based embassy of the country you want to work in to see what you need to do.

If you want to work in an EU country, check the country’s living in guide for updates.

If you moved to the EU before 1 January 2021

If you were legally living in an EU country before 1 January 2021, your right to work will be protected as long as you carry on living there. This is because you are covered by the Withdrawal Agreement.

You’re also protected by the Withdrawal Agreement if you started working in one EU country and living in a different EU country or the UK, before 1 January 2021.

You’ll have the same rights as nationals of the country you’re working in when it comes to working conditions, pay and social security (for example, benefits).