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The Withdrawal Agreement is an international agreement between the UK and the EU that sets out how the UK’s membership of the UK will end. It runs to hundreds of pages on a number of topics, but the section on citizens’ rights will likely be of most interest to our members.

British in Europe (BIE) have published a number of informative articles covering the citizens’ rights elements of the Withdrawal Agreement, and what it means for British citizens living in an EU country.

We are delighted to share them here for our members, and grateful for all BIE’s efforts to protect the rights of British citizens throughout the Brexit negotiations.

Each article is on a specific section of the Withdrawal Agreement, relating to specific rights.

Part 1: What is the Withdrawal Agreement?

In this article we take a look at what the Withdrawal Agreement is (and what it isn’t), what it does, how it’s different from the no deal legislation that your host country will have produced, and who it covers.

The Withdrawal Agreement – An Explanation

Part 2: Residence Rights and Procedures

In this article we take a look at what the Withdrawal Agreement has to say about residence rights and procedures in your host country.

WA part 2 – Residence Rights and Procedures

Part 3: Health care, Pensions and Social Security

In this article we take a look at what the Withdrawal Agreement has to say about health care, pensions and social security. You should note that the personal scope or people covered by the social security, healthcare and pensions provisions is different to that for the rest of the Withdrawal Agreement. Everyone entitled to residence rights under the WA is covered, as well as dual nationals, but the group of people covered is wider than that.

WA part 3 – Health, Pensions and Social Security

Part 4: Working Rights, Professional Qualifications and Future Family Reunification

In this article we take a look at what the Withdrawal Agreement has to say about working rights, professional qualifications and future family reunification.

WA part 4 – Working Rights, Professional Qualifications and Future Family Reunification

Part 5: What’s not covered

In this article we take a look at what is not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement.

WA part 5 – What’s NOT Covered

Part 6: FAQs

In this article we take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about our rights under the Withdrawal Agreement. It will be updated over the coming weeks as new questions arise.

WA part 6 – FAQs