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Measures to help British citizens in Sweden in the event of a no-deal Brexit

12 June 2019 klockan 10.34

The Government has proposed certain legislative amendments to make it easier for British citizens living in Sweden in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal in place. Following a referendum, the UK chose to withdraw from the EU and submitted its withdrawal application on 29 March 2017. Negotiations have been held on a withdrawal agreement but the agreement has not yet been approved by the British Parliament.

The current measures are a further step in the efforts already carried out by the Government and mean, among other things, that the Government may introduce rules enabling British citizens in Sweden to apply for a residence and work permit without having to leave the country. It will also be easier to for individuals to be granted status as long-term residents in Sweden.

The Riksdag supports and says yes to the Government's proposal. The new rules will come into force on 15 July 2019.