Swiss Citizens Rights Agreement

Swiss people who wish to live and/or work in the EU, the EEA or Switzerland must apply to the EU settlement system in order to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. Until 31 December 2020, the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) is still in force between Switzerland and the United Kingdom and Swiss citizens can settle in Britain under this agreement. If they wish to remain in the UK beyond 31 December 2020, they must apply for pre-regulated status (see question 6). The provisions of the agreement cover a number of issues, including residence, work, health care, pensions, benefits and recognition of qualifications. If the UK and the EU agree on the terms of the UK`s withdrawal from the EU (the “withdrawal agreement”), the UK-Switzerland Citizens` Rights Agreement will enter into force at the end of the period of implementation of the withdrawal agreement. In the event of a Non-Brexit Deal, the agreement between Britain and Switzerland will come into force on 30 March 2019. Under the Swiss and UK Civil Rights Agreement, Swiss citizens who exercised their rights as border workers in the UK before 31 December 2020 under the Free Movement of Persons Agreement (AFMP) can continue to do so after that date. However, they must apply for a border work permit in the UK. Such an authorisation is a formal condition for entry into the UK as a border worker from 1 July 2021. The opt-out agreement protects EU citizens residing in the UK and UK nationals who, at the end of the transition period, are staying in one of the 27 EU Member States. There is currently no bilateral agreement between Switzerland and the United Kingdom on migration and labour market access after the transition period. The EU settlement system is overseen by an independent supervisory authority in the UK, which will deal with complaints from EU citizens and their family members about alleged violations of their rights under the withdrawal agreement and report back to the institutions that monitor the withdrawal agreement. Translation of guidelines for EU citizens and their families in European languages Until 31 December 2020, the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) between Switzerland and the United Kingdom remains in force, so you are entitled to border worker status.

Subsequently, the Swiss-British Civil Rights Agreement guarantees the rights of Swiss border workers in the United Kingdom. However, they must apply for a border work permit in the UK. Such a border work permit is a formal condition for entry into the UK as a border worker from 1 July 2021. Questions and answers with Ambassador Alexandre Fasel on Brexit and the rights of Swiss people in the UK Family members living or joining Swiss nationals in the UK until 31 December 2020 may also apply for regulated or predetermined status. Please note that you can only do so if you live in the UK until 31 December 2020. The civil rights agreement between Switzerland and Great Britain guarantees the rights acquired by the Swiss in the United Kingdom (and vice versa). On the basis of this agreement, the Swiss who are in the United Kingdom at the end of the transition period will be able to continue to live as before. As far as the scope is concerned, the main areas covered are: the agreement on the rights of Swiss citizens protects UK nationals residing in Switzerland and Swiss nationals residing in the UK when we leave the European Union.