Can I bring family members to live with me in the UK after Brexit?

December 24, 2020, 4 pm: The information on this page will possibly be updated in accordance with the partnership between the EU and the UK.

A transition period will be in place until 31 December 2020. During this period, all EU agreements and rules will continue to apply to the UK. If you currently live in the UK, you can bring your family members to the UK during the transition period under the same conditions as before. After 31 December 2020 the situation may change, depending on the agreements made by the UK and the EU, and whether you and your family members fall under the withdrawal agreement.

If you are already living in the UK on or before 31 December 2020

If you are already living in the UK before the end of the transition period, you fall under the withdrawal agreement. You can also bring children born after the transition period to the UK, along with family members with whom your relationship began before the transition period ends.

Coming to the UK after the transition period

You do not fall under the withdrawal agreement. It is not yet known what requirements EU citizens will have to meet if they move to the UK after the transition period and want to bring family members to the UK. That will depend on the agreements made by the EU and the UK on their future relationship. If no agreements are made, the UK government will decide what rules apply. The situation will become clearer in the course of 2020.