At the end of January, the withdrawal agreement negotiated by the European Council and the British government was approved. This means that the UK is leaving the EU, but during a transition period. UK nationals and their family members essentially keep the rights they previously had as EU citizens.
The approved agreement regulates the relationship between the European Union (EU) and the UK during a transition period after the UK has left the EU. The transition period begins when the agreement enters into effect and will continue until 31 December 2020, with a possibility of extension.
During this period, the UK will remain in the EU cooperation in a practical sense. This means that UK nationals and their close relatives who are third-country nationals largely keep the rights they previously had. They will thereby be able to stay, work and study in Sweden without requiring a residence and work permit.
According to the withdrawal agreement, each member state will formulate a procedure that makes it possible for UK nationals to keep their rights even after the transition period. It is the Government that decides what Sweden’s procedure will look like. This website will be updated when more information on this is available.