Good news at Christmas for UK expats in Iceland

Published:  24 Dec at 6 PM
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British expatriates living in Iceland can enjoy Christmas and have a happy New Year as their post-Brexit residency is guaranteed.

According to UK Ambassador to Iceland Michael Nevin, the post-Brexit residential status of UK citizens in Iceland and their counterparts living in the UK is now secure. Covered by the agreement are some 17,000 UK citizens living in Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein and the 15,000 nationals from the three countries now resident in the UK. The agreement will come into force at the end of December 2020 and will include pensions, education, healthcare, mutual recognition of qualifications and social security coordination as well as the all-important residency.

The Icelandic government is now working on administrative guidance for Brits and , in the event of a no-deal exit from the EU, Britons living in Iceland on March 29 will be able to continue to study, work and live as before, as will Icelandic expats in the UK. The ambassador is hoping the announcement will bring some certainty and good cheer to those who’ve been worried about their futures, and adds that the Icelandic government is eager to ensure that expats who may have problems have help in resolving their issues. The recently uploaded Living in Iceland Guide can clarify all British expats need to know, and the Icelandic government will be releasing their own guide on administrative arrangements UK expats may need to make.
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