The United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019.
The UK is currently negotiating the terms of its exit with the EU. If you are an Australian living or working in, or travelling to, the UK or the EU nothing will change in the short-term, including for visa arrangements. This also applies to Australian-British dual nationals.
Australians who plan to continue living in the UK after it leaves the EU can use the UK's visa and immigration tool to seek guidance on visa status and rights to stay. The UK and the EU are providing updated guidance on the negotiations and the implications for issues such as travel, residency, education and employment. You can check for the latest information through the UK's Department for Exiting the European Union and the European Commission's Preparedness Notices.
These websites will be the best source of up-to-date information on potential changes on a range of issues. Consider signing up to notifications to keep updated on issues relevant to you. You could also contact your service provider directly to check if and when there will be changes to contracts and/or consumer services provided as a result of Brexit. Consider whether you should seek legal advice or engage a migration agent, insurance broker, or another type of consultant to support you.
Further information: UK decision to leave the EU – Brexit (DFAT) United Kingdom travel advice (Smartraveller) Europe travel advisories (Smartraveller) Information for UK nationals travelling to the EU (UK Government).
Article courtesy of Smart Traveller
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Thursday, 28 February 2019