Since the UK voted to leave, more than 17,000 citizens have left the country. This number includes people who were already living there but decided to move after the vote. The UK is no longer recognized as one of the European countries under the visa agreement.
Your hopes for moving to Europe shouldn’t be scrapped. You can still move to your dream EU country. What you need to do is plan ahead and research what you’ll need to know before making any moves.
British citizens moving to an EU country
No more Visa-free travel
After the Brexit transition period ended British citizens lost their automatic right of living and working in the EU. Instead, they must apply for appropriate visas, permission and documentation in order to get the rights to live and do business in another country.
Visa requirements depend on the country you’re moving to. You should check if there are any additional requirements before applying for a visa. Visit the UK Government’s website for more information about visas.
Adhere to local rules
Before travelling anywhere, people should know what the local laws are about things such as immigration, work permits, etc. In addition, they need to be aware of any visa restrictions or other requirements.
You should get a residency permit or a long-term visa before moving abroad. Proof of your finances, criminal history, and health insurance are important factors in determining whether you’ll be granted a visa.
Regulations vary on a country-by-country basis, so make sure to check out the regulations before travelling!
Talk to the UK embassy
There are many European countries that have different rules and regulations when dealing with immigration. You can go to the UK embassy if you want more specific information about your destination.
the UK embassy is there to help and advise British nationals who want to move abroad. They can get the most up-to-date information on the requirements for moving abroad by following them on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Check that you are able to work in the EU
Post-Brexit, UK citizens who want to work in other EU countries must apply for a visa or residence permit. This is because Britain is now a part of the EU.
A company offering employment should know what skills and experiences you have, as well as what skills you might develop while working there. You may need to relocate during the job application process, but your success depends on how well you communicate your experience and skills.
Vacations in EU countries
British people are no longer eligible for visa-free access to Europe, but if you’re going on vacation to any country within the EU, or visiting close relatives, you may be eligible for a visa waiver.
British travellers get 90 days free of visas while travelling within the European Union. You can still go to many popular holiday destinations within the European Union for up to 90 days without having to worry about paperwork or application forms.
You won’t need a new passport as long as your current one is valid. Your passport must be less than 10 years old, or you’ll be denied entry into other countries.
Can I travel to Europe after Brexit?
After Brexit, travel to Europe is still possible, but you’ll need to plan ahead.
For holidays and short trips, there are various things to be aware of when travelling abroad. Make sure you know what documents you need to bring along, as well as how to get them if you lose or damage them. Also, make sure you know about passport expiry dates and any other restrictions before you go.
Which other EU countries can UK nationals move to?
Citizens of any country can travel freely throughout the European Union. However, citizens of certain countries may be restricted from travelling to other countries.
Wherever you decide to go, we’re here to help you with your big move: check out our European relocation services for more information!
If I already live in the European Union Will my rights change as a UK national after Brexit?
For British nationals legally resident in an EU member state, before the 1st January 2021, your rights are protected by the withdrawal agreement. What this means in short is that you will have the same rights as you did before Brexit.
Wherever you decide to go we’re here to help you with moving. Check out our European relocation services.
Brexit may have ended free movement, but that doesn’t mean your dreams of relocating to Europe should be scrapped! As we’ve shown, it’s still possible for Brits who want to move to Europe to do so, provided they meet the necessary requirements.
Written by Joey Miller
Author at South Park Removals, a moving company in the UK