The United Kingdom (UK) has left the European Union (EU) and rules now apply to trade, travel and business between the UK and the EU. Here we have highlighted some of the key links to information based on the questions that we have been asked.
- Advice for residents
- Advice for businesses
- Advice for people with a passport from an EU country who wish to continue to live and work in the UK
- Your rights and how to apply for settled and pre-settled status
- Advice for UK citizens who want to live and work in EU countries
- Latest Brexit news releases
Advice for residents
Travelling to EU countries requires preparation in terms of travel documents for you and your pets, health care, mobile roaming charges and driving permits.
Advice for businesses
Trading with the EU
Guidance on trading with the EU for businesses:
- If you move goods into or out of the EU, you must get an EORI number
- Find out how to get an export health certificate to export animals and animal products from the UK on get an export health certificate
- Guidance for exporters, official vets and health inspectors can be found on how to register for export health certificate (EHC)
- Download the Government Export Health Certificates new rules leaflet (PDF, 358KB)
- You should also decide how you want to make customs declarations and whether you need to deal with customs for you
- Learn more about trading with the EU from 1 January 2020 on Help and support if your business trades with the EU
- What you need to do to prepare your food and drink business for 1 January 2021 can be found on prepare your food and drink business
Products and guidance for business
HMRC is creating a series of short videos aimed at helping those businesses brand new to
- What is Customs?
- What you need to know to bring goods into the UK?
- What you need to do to send goods out of the UK?
And recently published updated guidance on how to pay less or no duty on goods you store,
process, repair or temporarily use
The Government has recently announced that British passengers travelling to EU countries
will be able to take advantage of duty-free shopping from January 2021, bringing our
approach to the EU in line with the rest of the world.
Advice for people with a passport from an EU country who wish to continue to live and work in the UK
Check if you need to apply to the settlement scheme if you or your family hold a passport from an EU member state or from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.
Your rights and how to apply for settled and pre-settled status
If you are an EU citizen or a family member of an EU citizen: From September 2023, the Home Office is changing what happens for people who hold pre-settled status when they are approaching the current expiry date of that status. This will not impact anyone who already has settled status or has since become a British citizen.
From September 2023, pre-settled status holders who have not yet obtained settled status and are approaching the current expiry date of their pre-settled status will have that status automatically extended by 2 years. This will ensure that no current pre-settled status holder will see their immigration status expire. There is no need to contact the Home Office as this change will take place automatically.
For more information go to GOV.UK – EU Settlement Scheme enhancements confirmed.
Advice for UK citizens who want to live and work in EU countries
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.