United Kingdom nationals and Union citizens, their family members who are nationals of the United Kingdom or Union citizens and their family members who are neither retain the right to reside in the host Member State (Article 13). The host Member State may not restrict or condition persons for the acquisition, maintenance or loss of the right of residence (Article 13). Persons with valid documents [clarification required] do not need an entry and exit visa or the same formalities and may leave or enter the host country without complications (art. 14). If the host Member State requires an entry visa for ”family members who join the Union citizen or United Kingdom nationals after the end of the transitional period”, the host Member State is required to issue the necessary visas free of charge in the appropriate institutions under an accelerated procedure (Art. 14). The agreement also deals with the issuance of permanent residence permits during and after the transitional period and their restrictions. It also clarifies the rights of employed and self-employed persons and provides for the recognition and identification of professional qualifications. These documents were presented to Parliament on October 19 before the vote in the House of Commons on the agreement and the review in the House of Lords. The agreement also provides for a transitional period, which lasts until 31 December 2020 and can be extended once by mutual agreement. During the transition period, EU law will continue to apply to the UK (including participation in the European Economic Area, the Single Market and the Customs Union) and the UK will continue to contribute to the EU budget, but the UK will not be represented in EU decision-making bodies.

The transition period will give businesses time to adjust to the new situation, and the UK and EU governments time to negotiate a new EU-UK trade deal. [17] [18] The UK launched formal withdrawal negotiations by formally informing the European Council of its intention to leave the EU. Where a host Member State invokes its right to insist that beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement be granted a new residence status and a new document attesting to citizens` rights, persons exercising those rights are required to do so if they fulfil the residence conditions laid down in the Withdrawal Agreement. Therefore, at first glance, it is not enough to be an EU citizen who immerses himself in the United Kingdom to fall within the scope of the Withdrawal Agreement. You must exercise the right of residence as an employee, self-employed person, family member, etc. (see above) if these rights survive at the end of the Brexit transition period (31 December 2020), as the person will continue to reside in the UK thereafter. Although schemes such as the UK`s Eusse Settlement Scheme (EUSS) may be more generous in this regard (as an EU citizen does not have to prove that he or she is economically active or fulfils the conditions for self-sufficiency, etc.), it is important to think carefully about who falls within the personal and material scope of the Withdrawal Agreement and therefore enjoys its protection in the relevant state (e.B . .