Following the finalisation of all necessary procedures to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement, the United Kingdom (UK) is leaving the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020 at midnight (Luxembourg time). On 1 February 2020 a transition period begins, which will last at least until 31 December 2020.
The transition period can be extended once by up to one to two years, following a decision taken jointly by the EU and the UK before 1 July 2020.
Until the end of the transition period, nothing will change for citizens and businesses, neither in the EU nor in the UK. The Withdrawal Agreement (1) safeguards the right to stay and continue their current activities for EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in EU countries; (2) guarantees the continuation of economic and trade exchanges as before. The UK will no longer be represented in EU institutions and bodies, but EU law will continue to be applicable to and in the UK until the end of the transition period.
The EU and the UK will now negotiate their future relations. This future framework, whose provisions are yet unknown, will apply to citizens and businesses after the transition period.
This website contains more detailed information on the rights of citizens after the UK’s withdrawal. This information will be completed in the upcoming weeks.
The purpose of this FAQ is to present to you the effects of a "Brexit - Deal" on Luxembourgish and British citizens.
In order to access the list of procedures impacted by Brexit and that will impact Luxembourgish and British citizens or the businesses established in either Luxembourg or in the United Kingdom, you can consult our dedicated sections: