What are the implications of Brexit?

The United Kingdom withdrew from the EU on 31 January 2020. UK nationals are no longer EU or EEA citizens.

A transitional period from 31 January 2020 until 31 December 2020 was agreed upon, with the possibility of an extension. During this period, the United Kingdom was treated as a member of the EU. A similar agreement was made between the United Kingdom and the EEA countries and Switzerland, ensuring that the transitional arrangement also applied to Norway.

UK nationals and their family members who had a right of residence before the transitional period expired were still entitled to reside and work in Norway. They have had the opportunity to apply for a Brexit permit. The application deadline was 31 December 2021.

From 1 January 2022, any UK nationals and family members who wish to settle in Norway must apply for a permit in accordance with the standard regulations.