New Zealand citizens who continue to live in the UK now that it has left the EU can:
- use the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website tool to seek guidance on visa status and rights to stay.
- find more information in the UK's Department for Exiting the European Union: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-exiting-the-european-union.
If you are a New Zealander who holds a European passport, or who has a European spouse you should refer to guidance from the UK Government (external link).
Travelling to and between the UK and the EU
Your ability to travel should not be impacted by Brexit.
New Zealanders who are travelling or living overseas should always have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place. You should check with your travel insurance provider to make sure that your travel insurance policy will not be affected by Brexit.
Before you travel, you should check if there have been any changes to (for example) your right to medical care in Europe, driver licence requirements within Europe and whether your licence will be sufficient, and your mobile phone bill and roaming charges in Europe.
Further information can be found here:
- Prepare for Brexit if you live in the UK (external link)
- Visit Europe after Brexit (external link)
- SafeTravel - UK travel advice (external link)
Living and working in the UK
The UK’s exit from the EU should not affect the visa arrangements, New Zealand has with the UK. The Youth Mobility Scheme visa will still be available to New Zealand citizens.
If you are a New Zealander who is entitled to reside in the UK due to your or your spouse’s European passport, you should refer to guidance from the UK Government (external link).
If you have specific visa enquiries, or you are concerned about an application for a visa to the UK being delayed, you should refer to the UK authorities.
The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade cannot provide definitive advice on the UK’s requirements for entry to or exit from the UK. For this reason we recommend that travellers consult in advance with their travel agent, airline or with the UK authorities directly.
Advice relating to the EU
For further specific advice relating to implications for issues such as travel, residency, education and employment in the EU, please see the European Commission’s Preparedness Notices: https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-preparedness_en
Reviewed:5 Feb 2020, 15:15
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