Information for Luxembourg citizens residing in the United Kingdom in the event of a "Deal Brexit"

After the United Kingdom’s withdrawal, what conditions will apply for the movement of Luxembourg citizens between Luxembourg and the UK?

After the United Kingdom leaves the EU, a 21-month transition period will enter into force, and the current regulation will continue to apply until 31 December 2020. As such, Luxembourg citizens will need to be in possession of a valid Luxembourg passport or identity card. They will not be required to obtain a visa.

I am a Luxembourg citizen and I work/study in the United Kingdom. Will I continue to be entitled to reside and work in the United Kingdom after Brexit?

Luxembourg citizens residing temporarily in the United Kingdom are advised to visit the website of the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in London to find out about the conditions and formalities they will need to fulfil if they wish to continue living there.  

I am a Luxembourg national domiciled in the United Kingdom. Will I be entitled to participate in the European elections on 26th May 2019?

Yes.

However, Luxembourg nationals domiciled abroad are only admitted to the European elections by postal vote. In order to exercise your voting rights from the United Kingdom, you must apply for postal voting. Further details are available here.

Please note that the request for postal voting must be sent to the competent commune by 16th April 2019 at the latest.

I hold a valid driving licence issued in Luxembourg and live in the United Kingdom. Will I still be able to use my Luxembourg licence after Brexit?

Yes.

After 29 March 2019, a 21-month transition period will enter into force and the current regulation will continue to apply until 31 December 2020. Your Luxembourg driving licence will continue to be recognised in the United Kingdom until that date.

However, during the transition period, it is recommended that you exchange your Luxembourg driving licence for a British one. Please contact the UK authorities to find out about the terms of exchange.

I hold a valid driving licence issued in Luxembourg and I plan to travel to the United Kingdom as part of my vacation or business trip. Will I still be able to use my Luxembourg licence after Brexit?

Yes.

After 29 March 2019, a 21-month transition period will enter into force and the current regulation will continue to apply until 31 December 2020. Your Luxembourg driving licence will continue to be recognised in the United Kingdom until that date.

Since the United Kingdom is, like Luxembourg, a contracting party to the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of 8 November 1968, you will be able to continue using your valid Luxembourg driving licence while traveling in the United Kingdom, even after 31 December 2020.

I am covered by the Luxembourg social security scheme. I intend to go on holiday to the United Kingdom after 29 March 2019. Will I be entitled to healthcare treatment in the United Kingdom if I get sick or have an accident?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during a 21-month transition period, i.e. until 31 December 2020.

Upon presentation of your European Health Insurance Card, you will continue be entitled to healthcare treatment in the United Kingdom under the same conditions as people insured under the British scheme.

I am a Luxembourg student in the United Kingdom. What will happen to my healthcare coverage in the United Kingdom after 29 March 2019?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during a 21-month transition period, i.e. until 31 December 2020.

Upon presentation of your European Health Insurance Card, you will continue to be entitled to necessary healthcare treatment in the United Kingdom at the expense of Luxembourg.

I work in the United Kingdom and I am covered by the British social security scheme. My spouse, who is not employed, and my children reside in Luxembourg. How will they be covered for healthcare in Luxembourg?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during a 21-month transition period, i.e. until 31 December 2020.

They will continue to be entitled to healthcare treatment in Luxembourg at the expense of the British scheme by means of the portable document S1 which was issued to them by the competent British institution.

I only have a Luxembourg pension and I reside in the United Kingdom. What will happen to my healthcare coverage?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during a 21-month transition period, i.e. until 31 December 2020.

You will continue to be entitled to healthcare in the United Kingdom at the expense of Luxembourg by means of the Portable Document S1 that was issued to you by the Luxembourg Caisse nationale de santé.

I am covered by the Luxembourg social security scheme. Could I go to the United Kingdom to receive specific healthcare treatment needed because of my health condition after 29 March 2019?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during a 21-month transition period, i.e. until 31 December 2020.

You will continue to be entitled to healthcare in the United Kingdom at the expense of the Luxembourg Caisse nationale de santé.

In some cases, in particular in cases of hospitalization, prior authorization is required. If permission is granted, a Portable Document S2 allows you to receive healthcare at the expense of Luxembourg.

 

I have a Luxembourg pension only and I reside in the United Kingdom. After 29 March 2019, can I still come to Luxembourg to receive medical treatment if I wish to?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during a 21-month transition period, i.e. until 31 December 2020.

According to these regulations, as you only receive a Luxembourg pension, costs for medical treatment in the United Kingdom are at the expense of Luxembourg. You may also receive said medical treatment in Luxembourg.

I work in the United Kingdom and I am covered by the British social security scheme, but I reside in Luxembourg. How will I be covered for healthcare after 29 March 2019?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during a 21-month transition period, i.e. until 31 December 2020.

Upon presentation of your European Health Insurance Card, you will continue to be entitled to healthcare in Luxembourg at the expense of the United Kingdom on the basis of the portable S1 document issued to you by the competent UK body.

I work in Luxembourg and I am covered by the Luxembourg social security scheme but I reside in the United Kingdom. How will I be covered for healthcare after 29 March 2019?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during a 21-month transition period, i.e. until 31 December 2020.

You will continue to be entitled to healthcare in the United Kingdom at the expense of Luxembourg by means of the portable S1 document which was issued to you by the Caisse nationale de santé (National Health Fund) in Luxembourg. The healthcare received in Luxembourg is covered directly by the Caisse nationale de santé (National Health Fund).

I have a Luxembourg pension and I reside in the United Kingdom. Will I continue to receive my pension after 29 March 2019?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during a 21-month transition period, i.e. until 31 December 2020.

According to these regulations, pensions are exported to the recipient’s country of residence and thus also to the United Kingdom.

I have worked in Luxembourg and in the United Kingdom. Will my periods of employment in the United Kingdom be taken into account for the calculation of my Luxembourg pension?

Your periods of employment in the United Kingdom will be taken into account for the calculation of the Luxembourg pension in accordance with the European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009).

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