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

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.  

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

The withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU provides for a transition period until 31/12/2020. EU law will continue to apply during this period and Luxembourg nationals must be in possession of a valid passport or identity card.

No visa will be required.

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

The withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU provides for a transition period until 31/12/20. EU law will continue to apply during this period and British nationals must be in possession of a valid passport or identity card.

No visa will be required.

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

The current legislation continues to apply during the transition period until 31 December 2020. Your Luxembourg driving licence will continue to be recognised in the United Kingdom until the end of the transition period.

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. Am I still able to use my Luxembourg licence after Brexit?

Yes.

The current legislation continues to apply during the transition period until 31 December 2020. Your Luxembourg driving licence will continue to be recognised in the United Kingdom until the end of the transition period.

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 the transition period.

I am covered by the Luxembourg social security scheme. I intend to go on holiday to the United Kingdom after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. 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 the transition period until 31 December 2020.

Upon presentation of your European Health Insurance Card, you will continue to 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 the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during the transition period until December 31 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 and reside 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) continue to apply during the transition period until December 31 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.

They will continue to be entitled to healthcare in Luxembourg after the transition period at the expense of the United Kingdom if the situation does not change.

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) continue to apply during the transition period which is foreseen until December 31 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.

You will continue to be entitled to healthcare in the United Kingdom after the transition period at the expense of Luxembourg if your situation does not change.

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 the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) continue to apply during the transition period until December 31 2020.

During this period you may travel to the United Kingdom for healthcare treatment 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 the Luxembourg institution.

 

I have a Luxembourg pension only and I reside in the United Kingdom. After the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, 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) continue to apply during the transition period until December 31 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. As a result, you will receive also said medical treatment in Luxembourg at the expense of Luxembourg.

You will also be entitled to this right after the transition period if your situation does not change.

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 the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) continue to apply during the transition period until December 31 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.

You will continue to be entitled to healthcare in Luxembourg after the transition period at the expense of the United Kingdom if your situation does not change.

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 the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union?

European regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) continue to apply during the transition period until December 31 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.

You will continue to be entitled to healthcare in the United Kingdom after the transition period at the expense of Luxembourg if your situation does not change.

I have a Luxembourg pension and I reside in the United Kingdom. Will I continue to receive my pension after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union?

Yes.

Your pension will continue to be paid to you after the withdrawal of 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).

I bought products online from a company based in Luxembourg. This company transmits my purchase history to one of its subsidiaries in the United Kingdom for the purpose of its stock management. Is the Luxembourg company authorised to transfer my personal data to its UK subsidiary after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal?

Yes.

Until the end of the transition period, the European regulation continues to apply.

In addition, the data subject has certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, including the right to information. As such, anyone who decides to process a data subject’s personal data, is obliged to inform the data subject of :

  • their identity;
  • the purpose of collecting data and whether the provision of the data is mandatory or optional;
  • the recipients of the data;
  • the rights granted to the data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation;
  • any transfers of data to a country outside the European Union.

The controller must provide these elements in plain and clear language when personal data are collected or, at the latest, within one month following the data collection, if the data are not collected directly from the data subject.

Consequently, and subject to compliance with the general principles of the General Data Protection Regulation, including the right to information detailed above, the Luxembourg company is able to continue to transfer the data subject’s personal data to its UK subsidiary, at least until the end of the transition period.

I bought products online from a company established in the United Kingdom. Will I have the same rights as currently under the General Data Protection Regulation after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal?

Yes.

The European regulation continues to apply until the end of the transition period. Therefore, the data subject will have the same rights as currently, at least until the end of the transition period.

In addition, the data subject has certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, including the right to information. For example, anyone who decides to process a data subject’s personal data, is obliged to inform the data subject of :

  • their identity;
  • the purpose of collecting data and whether the provision of the data is mandatory or optional;
  • the recipients of the data;
  • the rights granted to the data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation;
  • any transfers of data to a country outside the European Union.

The controller must provide these elements in plain and clear language when personal data are collected or, at the latest, within one month following the data collection, if the data are not collected directly from the data subject.

I am employed in Luxembourg and regularly travel to the UK for professional reasons. In this context, my Luxembourg employer systematically sends my personal data (name, first name, telephone number, etc.) to an entity based in the United Kingdom, which is responsible for managing my work-related journeys. Will my employer have the right to continue to transfer my data after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal?

Yes.

The European regulation continues to apply until the end of the transition period.

In addition, the data subject has certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, including the right to information. For example, anyone who decides to process a data subject’s personal information, is obliged to inform the data subject of :

  • their identity;
  • the purpose of collecting data and whether the provision of the data is mandatory or optional;
  • the recipients of the data;
  • the rights granted to the data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation;
  • any transfers of data to a country outside the European Union.

The controller must provide these elements in plain and clear language when personal data are collected or, at the latest, within one month following the data collection, if the data are not collected directly from the data subject.

Consequently, and subject to compliance with the general principles of the General Data Protection Regulation, including the right to information detailed above, the Luxembourg employer can continue to transfer the data subject’s personal data to its UK entity, at least until the end of the transition period.

I am a natural person holding shares in a Luxembourg investment fund. The financial institution which set up the investment fund, is established in the UK and wishes to receive my personal data for statistical purposes. Is the Luxembourg investment fund authorised to transfer my personal data to the UK financial institution after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal?

Yes.

The current European regulation continues to apply until the end of the transition period.

In addition, the data subject has certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, including the right to information. For example, anyone who decides to process a data subject’s personal information, is obliged to inform the data subject of :

  • their identity;
  • the purpose of collecting data and whether the provision of the data is mandatory or optional;
  • the recipients of the data;
  • the rights granted to the data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation;
  • any transfers of data to a country outside the European Union.

The controller must provide these elements in plain and clear language when personal data are collected or, at the latest, within one month following the data collection, if the data are not collected directly from the data subject.

Consequently, and subject to compliance with the general principles of the General Data Protection Regulation, including the right to information detailed above, the investment fund can continue to transfer the data subject’s personal data to the financial institution, at least until the end of the transition period.

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