What Happens to EU Expats Residency Rights With Brexit?

What Happens to EU Expats Residency Rights With Brexit?

‘No Deal Brexit’ now could give us certainty that we know where we stand - clearly speaking.  We know how individual countries and the EU deal with Expat individuals and business from outside the EU. While an EU country cannot discriminate against an EU citizen, it can offer different treatment to global citizens on all issues including residency rights.

The UK government policy has gone beyond its obligations to EU Citizens in the issued guidance to  EU Expats Living and Working Abroad  in the UK offering reassurance and commitments.

These arrangements incorporated in the Withdrawal treaty offer a good deal for EU Expats in the UK and are to be reciprocated by EU countries for UK Expats Living and Working Abroad  in the EU. However in the event of No Deal the EU countries are not obligated to reciprocate.

This is where the politics come in.  The UK have a policy already in place that goes beyond the minimum necessary to support EU Expats and could allow individual countries to Reciprocate with UK Expats. The UK approach is being done in the expectation that there will be reciprocation by EU governments including in a ‘no deal’ scenario.


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