Information for Luxembourg citizens residing in the United Kingdom in the event of a "No Deal Brexit"

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

If the Withdrawal Agreement is not ratified before 30 March 2019, the regulation currently in force will cease to apply after 29 March 2019.

Luxembourg citizens will need to be in possession of a Luxembourg passport and may be subject to visa requirements, subject to a decision by the British Government.

However, the British Government has indicated that it does not intend to impose a visa requirement on Schengen Area nationals for short-term stays.

Important: In the event of a "no deal" Brexit, the identity card will no longer suffice to enter and stay in the United Kingdom.

I am a Luxembourg citizen and I work/study in the United Kingdom. Who can I contact for information on my right to reside and work after Brexit?

After 29 March 2019, the British Government will be the only competent authority in matters relating to the right to live and work in the United Kingdom. European law will no longer apply.

Luxembourg nationals 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 to obtain a permit to live/work in the United Kingdom after Brexit.

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.

If the Withdrawal Agreement is not ratified before 30 March 2019, the European regulation currently in force will cease to apply after 29 March 2019.

However, according to the latest information from the UK Government, Luxembourg citizens residing in (or planning to become resident of) the United Kingdom will be able to continue using their Luxembourg driving licence until they reach the age of 70, or for up until 3 years after they become resident, whichever date is the later.

Once this date is reached, a conversion request will have to be submitted to the British authorities.

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.

Given that 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 during your travels in the United Kingdom after 29 March 2019.

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?

As European regulations will no longer be applicable after 29 March 2019, the provisions applicable will depend on national legislation.

Under Luxembourg legislation, healthcare treatment received in the United Kingdom during your holiday and recognised as urgent by the social security medical board (contrôle medical de la sécurité sociale) will be reimbursed to you by the Caisse nationale de santé in accordance with the rates provided by the Luxembourg legislation.

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

As European regulations will no longer be applicable after 29 March 2019, the provisions applicable will depend on national legislation.

You may remain covered by the Luxembourg health insurance, as a family member of a person insured in Luxembourg.

Healthcare treatment received in the United Kingdom and recognised as urgent by the social security medical board (contrôle medical de la sécurité sociale) will be reimbursed by the Caisse nationale de santé in accordance with the rates provided by the Luxembourg legislation.

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?

As European regulations will no longer be applicable after 29 March 2019, the provisions applicable will depend on national legislation.

Your spouse may apply for the Luxembourg voluntary healthcare insurance and pay contributions in this regard. The application must be submitted to the Centre commun de la sécurité sociale on 30 June 2019 at the latest.

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

As European regulations will no longer be applicable after 29 March 2019, the provisions applicable will depend on national legislation.

Your healthcare coverage will depend on British legislation.

 

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?

As European regulations will no longer be applicable after 29 March 2019, the provisions applicable will depend on national legislation.

Expenses for healthcare treatment received in the United Kingdom will be reimbursed, as long as you received prior authorization by the Caisse nationale de santé and based on a reasoned opinion of the social security medical board (contrôle medical de la sécurité sociale).

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?

As European regulations will no longer be applicable after 29 March 2019, the provisions applicable will depend on national legislation.

Under Luxembourg legislation, as a recipient of a pension residing outside of Luxembourg, you cannot be covered for healthcare in Luxembourg after 29 March 2019. Your healthcare coverage will depend on British legislation.

A potential coverage of your treatments received in Luxembourg will also depend on British legislation.

 

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?

As European regulations will no longer be applicable after 29 March 2019, the provisions applicable will depend on national legislation.

In order to be covered for healthcare in Luxembourg, you can apply for voluntary insurance via the voluntary health insurance and pay contributions in this regard.

The application must be submitted to the Centre Commun de la Sécurité Sociale on 30 June 2019 at the latest.

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?

As European regulations will no longer be applicable after 29 March 2019, the provisions applicable will depend on national legislation.

Your healthcare coverage in the United Kingdom will depend on British legislation. As you are covered by the Luxembourg social security scheme through your work, healthcare treatment received in Luxembourg will continue to be covered 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?

As European regulations will no longer be applicable after 29 March 2019, the provisions applicable will depend on national legislation.

Under Luxembourg legislation, pensions are paid regardless of your country of residence and thus will be paid 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?

Unilateral measures have been taken in order to take into account your periods of employment in the United Kingdom prior to 29 March 2019 for the calculation of your Luxembourg pension.

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