It might not be right at the front of all Australian’s minds but Brexit is scheduled to take place this month. Yep, as of 29 March 2019 the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union and it could have implications for Aussies.

So, first up, if you are an Australian living or working in, or travelling to, the UK or the EU nothing will change in the short-term, including for visa arrangements. This also applies to Australian-British dual nationals.

Australians who plan to continue living in the UK after it leaves the EU, on the other hand, will need to use the UK’s visa and immigration tool to seek guidance on visa status and rights to stay.


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According to Smartraveller, The UK and the EU are providing updated guidance on the negotiations and the implications for issues such as travel, residency, education and employment.

Those who may be affected should check for the latest information through the UK’s Department for Exiting the European Union and the European Commission’s Preparedness Notices.

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These websites will be the best source of up-to-date information on potential changes on a range of issues. The best way to stay on top of it is by signing up to notifications.

As we enter March, it’s best to start thinking about any implications for your clients so that no one gets caught out.

Has Brexit been on your radar?