If you’re unsure about what is going on with Brexit, don’t worry, we’re here to help! It is good to get informed and a great place to stay updated is on the King’s Intranet. Here you can view the latest updates and information as the Brexit process develops.
There is a wealth of information for students, including resources on travelling, Visas, fees, healthcare and more! If you have questions regarding your own individual scenario then please contact the Advice & Guidance Team.
As we are King’s Careers & Employability, you might be here wondering what Brexit means for your career or internship opportunities? There is a page full of information over on the King’s Intranet all about careers related FAQs for students. Here is a summary of some of the information currently available for UK and EU nationals:
*Update* On 21 March 2019, further to an agreement between the European Council (EUCO) and associated bodies, the dates associated with the UK’s planned exit from the EU have been amended. Please check here for the most recent updates.
In the event of the UK leaving the European Union on 22nd May 2019 with the passing of the Withdrawal Agreement being voted upon by the UK Parliament and the associated transition arrangement:
- For UK nationals, there will be no changes to your ability to live and work in another member state, and the current arrangements will remain in place until the completion of a formal future deal on the relationship between the UK and the EU.
- For EU nationals, there will be no changes to your ability to live and work in the UK until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. After this date, EU nationals will be required to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30 June 2021 in order to continue living and working in the UK.
- We advise all students to speak to their future employer and ask them what support they are offering from 29th March 2019 onwards.
In the event of the UK leaving the European Union on 12th April 2019 without a deal:
- For UK nationals, The European Commission has published guidance stating that UK nationals in the EU would be subject to the general rules that apply to third country nationals in the EU. Individuals embarking on a graduate contract would require a permanent residency permit or long-stay visa from their host country which permits them to work. For short-term work experience or internships, individuals would be subject to national rules regarding third-country nationals. However, UK nationals are exempted from visa requirements to undertake work or live in an EU Member State for up to 90 days in a 180 day period – beyond this, it is expected that UK nationals would require a permanent residency permit or long-stay visa from their host country which permits them to work.
- For EU nationals embarking on a graduate contract in the UK, there would be some changes to the EU Settlement Scheme if the UK leaves the EU without a deal and further details are set out in the policy document. In particular, as there will be no agreed implementation period, the application deadline will be brought forward to 31 December 2020.
- King’s Careers & Employability are actively working with a number of our employer partners to understand what plans they have if this scenario should arise, but we advise all students to contact their future employer and ask them what support they are offering from 29th March 2019 onwards.
- The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) would not be valid in the event of a no deal exit. However, by participating in an internship through the King’s Internships schemes, you should complete the King’s Internships Host Agreement, which entitles you to be covered for the duration of your internship by King’s Travel Insurance Policy, however we would always advise taking out your own personal travel insurance also even if your host employer may provide cover under the contractual terms of your own contract. It is also worth noting that the queues to get National Insurance are long.
You can find out more information and Brexit FAQs on the King’s Intranet.