Free movement between UK and the EU to end on 31 December 2020 ​

Nov 17, 2020

The UK’s new Immigration Act has been signed into law, which confirms that free movement for EU citizens will end on 31 December 2020. Under this Act, the UK’s new points-based immigration will be implemented, which has a number of skills, language, and education-based criteria under it.

Irish citizens will continue to be able to enter and live in the UK as they do now. However, EU, EEA or Swiss citizens and their families living in the UK before 31 December 2020, can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK by the 30 June 2021 deadline.