UK will remain open for seasonal work after Brexit
If there’s a deal there will be no change to current arrangements for EU citizens in 2019 and 2020.
If there’s no deal EU citizens can enter the UK and take up work in 2019 and 2020 and EU citizens arriving after 29 March, who want to stay for more than three months, will need to register for European Temporary Leave to Remain to continue working in the UK.
There will be a different process for EU nationals wishing to work in the UK for longer than three months depending on whether the UK reaches a deal with the EU before withdrawing from the EU.
In the event of no deal, for those arriving in the UK after the UK has left the EU, there will be a transition period before the UK’s new skills-based immigration system begins on 1 January 2021.
During this transition period, EU citizens will still be able to enter the UK as they do now for an initial stay of up to three months and will be able to visit, work or study without applying for a visa. ■