Brexit and the EU’s future relationship with the UK

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 1 February 2020. On 1 January 2021, the new Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the UK entered into force. This page will be regularly updated with information about the agreement and what it entails.

Responsible ministers
Stefan Löfven
Hans Dahlgren
Responsible ministries
Prime Minister's Office
  • Brexit – the rights of UK nationals in Sweden after the transition period

    UK nationals living in Sweden on 31 December 2020 will need to apply to the Swedish Migration Agency for residence status. The UK left the EU on 1 February 2020 but during the transition period, which ended on 31 December 2020, EU law still applied to the UK. As of 1 January 2021 specific provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement applies.

    UK nationals living in Sweden need to apply for new ‘residence status’, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, to be able to continue living and working in Sweden on broadly the same basis as an EU citizen. Applications for residence status must be submitted to the Swedish Migration Agency by the end of September 2021 at the latest.

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