The United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020. British citizens are no longer EU or EEA citizens.
Upon withdrawal, it was agreed to have a transitional period until 31 December 2020, with the possibility of extension. During this period, the United Kingdom will be treated as a member of the EU. A similar agreement was made between the United Kingdom and the EEA countries and Switzerland, which ensured that the transitional arrangement also applies to Norway.
This has consequences for British citizens and their family members who live in Norway or who want to immigrate to Norway. It also has consequences for Norwegian citizens who live in the UK and wish to return to Norway with their family members.
British citizens and their family members who have a right of residence before the transition period expires will still have the right to reside and work in Norway. According to the simplified regulations for EU/EEA citizens, they will also have the right to family immigration if the family relationship was established before the end of the transition period. This also applies to children born or adopted after the end of the transition period.
The same applies to Norwegian citizens and their family members who have acquired EU/EEA rights through living and working in the United Kingdom, as long as they return to Norway by the end of the transition period (before 31 December 2020).
For British citizens and their family members who wish to settle in Norway after the end of the transitional period, ordinary immigration regulations from countries outside the EU/EEA apply. The same applies to Norwegian citizens and their family members who have lived and worked in the United Kingdom and return to Norway after the transition period.
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