The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union took place in an orderly manner on 31st January 2020 after the completion of the ratification process for the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future partnership. During the transition period, which is expected to last until 31st December 2020, EU law shall be applicable to and in the UK and the country in practice will remain part of the single market and the customs union.

According to the Withdrawal Agreement citizens with lawful residence at the end of the transition period keep their rights acquired through the freedom of movement.

More detailed information on the right of residence is available on the website of the government.