There are currently 3.3 million EU nationals living in the UK. 84% of this group are: people who have lived in the UK for 5 years and can legally remain and work in the UK, people born to EU parents in the UK, and people who have a parent that has the right to live and work in the UK.
But what about the other 16%? As Britain looks to ensure the 4.5 million UK nationals living in Europe won’t be effected by Brexit, what will happen to Europeans residing and working in the UK?
What will it mean if the UK can’t strike a deal? What will EU nationals need to do to stay and work in the UK? Would you look to other countries in the EU where the stress of relocation is so much lower?
If you are a EU national working or studying in the UK you may need to apply for a visa.
Here’s the steps you’ll need to follow:
- Apply online to find out if you are eligible to a work visa
- If you are you will have an online Interview
- Visa application submission
- Post Government decision
The most important factor? Visas cost money. For an easier alternative, why not look to the only EU country with native English speakers: Ireland. Furthermore, in Ireland, EU citizens don’t need a visa to work.