Brexit agreements between Norway and UK secure citizens’ rights after New Year

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Both Norwegians’ rights in the United Kingdom and British rights in Norway are secured in separate agreements after the transition period expires at New Year.

The agreements are intended to ensure that Norwegian citizens who reside in or have acquired rights in the United Kingdom before the turn of the year, essentially, maintain the same rights as today.

The same applies to the rights of British citizens in Norway.

“Together with Iceland, Liechtenstein, and the United Kingdom, we have negotiated an agreement to secure citizens’ rights after Brexit, and an agreement with the EU that will ensure social security coordination for British citizens in Norway,” Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Monica Mæland (H) said.

Parliament gave its consent to the ratification of these agreements on November 17, and will help facilitate the transition after the United Kingdom is no longer an EU member at the New Year.

The agreements only apply to persons who have exercised the right to free movement under the EEA Agreement before the turn of the year.

The Brexit Act will enter into force from January 1, 2021.

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