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UK national looking for work in EU, what happens after Brexit

Question

A friend, who is a UK national, but living in South Africa, wants to move to the EU (not UK). I know Brexit is getting close. Can you still get work in the EU as long as Brexit has not happened? And after Brexit, once you have the job and residence card, are you free to stay and eventually change jobs? He eventually has some capital to start a small business. Thanks for any clarification on this subject.

anon

Q - Can you still get work in the EU as long as Brexit has not happened?
A - Yes

Q - After Brexit, once you have the job and residence card, are you free to stay and eventually change jobs?
A - Until the negotiations are complete, not even Theresa May and Michel Barnier know the answer to that.

Oct 23, 2018 13:23
CM

Q - Can you still get work in the EU as long as Brexit has not happened?
A - Yes, but if there is a candidate with a on-UK EU nationality with a similar profile they will be more likely to get the job as it means the company hiring them doesn't run any risks of problems in the future. Of course for big companies it's no big deal, but smaller ones will definitely think twice.

Oct 23, 2018 19:18
AJ

I believe that if he is currently living outside the EU, he is supposed to first establish residency in the UK before moving to Belgium. When you try to register at the commune, they normally ask for your last address. So be careful about using one in South Africa! Of course, the UK's residency system is not at all well developed, so difficult to prove whether you were living there or not.

Oct 24, 2018 17:45
J

> if he is currently living outside the EU, he is supposed to first establish residency in the UK before moving to Belgium.
No. Doesn't make any difference.

> be careful about using one in South Africa
This advice is rubbish. Where you lived doesn't matter. Your nationality does.

Oct 27, 2018 23:00
J

> after Brexit, once you have the job and residence card, are you free to stay and eventually change jobs
If you were established here and registered before Brexit, yes.
However, you will be a TCN (Third country national).

After Brexit, your rights are closer to those of a North Corean.

Oct 27, 2018 23:04
anon

I think it's spelt - North Korean.

Oct 28, 2018 09:25