No immediate changes for UK citizens in Norway due to Brexit


The UK has started the formal process to leave the EU. This will not lead to any immediate changes to the rights of UK citizens to work and live in Norway.

Published: 27.06.2016 - Last changed: 26.09.2018

As long as the UK is still a member of the EU, the rules for UK citizens who visit, live in and work in Norway will remain the same as before. They can use the registration scheme for EU/EEA nationals, and they can apply for permanent right of residence if they have lived here for at least five years.

The UK is expected to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. It is expected that the UK and Norway will negotiate an agreement which may give rights to UK citizens in Norway.

We will give information on udi.no when it has been clarified whether the UK and Norway will reach an agreement which decides the rights of UK citizens to work and live in Norway. 

You can read more about Norway and Brexit (in Norwegian language only) on the Norwegian goverment's website (external website).

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