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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does this affect UK/EU (and other) citizens living/working in the UK and vice-versa?

TL;DR The UK will most likely remain a member of the EU until at least 2018, potentially leaving the bloc 29 March 2019 11pm UK time. All of the current EU/EEA laws still apply until that date. No ...
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Reasons for UK citizen to not get an Irish passport?

Summary Currently there are no real negatives to gaining Irish Citizenship, other than: The cost and hassle of registration on the foreign births register. The Cost of your first passport. Renewal ...
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EU Citizens living and working in the UK, and current / pre-existing rules for permanent status?

Until we know more of the new laws and regulations there is at the moment one and only one sure way of an EU citizen to remain in the UK after Brexit, which is naturalising as a citizen. For this they ...
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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does this affect UK/EU (and other) citizens living/working in the UK and vice-versa?

Deloitte's a guide to Brexit gives a good overview, which echoes SztupY's answer:
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EEA Family permit and UK referendum

Although the UK referendum is on the 23rd of June, nothing will change immediately regardless of the outcome to vote. If the result is to remain, nothing will radically change any time soon. If the ...
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Can I exchange a UK for a DE license when my UK license is not yet about to expire?

Yes. The advice from UK government is that holders of UK driving licenses who live in Germany should exchange their driving licenses before 29th March https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-germany#...
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Settling in the UK as an EEA citizen AFTER Brexit

During the transition period, free movement continues to be in effect in the UK. EU citizens and nationals of Switzerland and EEA countries can settle in the UK as before. After the end of the ...
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Moving to the UK with my EU wife in 2020

Given the current state of affairs, your wife's status -- and yours -- will depend on when the UK leaves the EU, and whether it has done so with a "deal," that is, with a withdrawal agreement in place....
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EU Spouse - Proving right to work in UK

As of today, you are the spouse of an EU citizen and are living in a second EU country. Therefore, under the free movement rules, you have the right to work. All you should need to prove this is ...
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Brexit: what happens to an EU citizen signing for a UK job now?

Now, the UK is still in the EU, so it works just as it has for the last 15 years or so, or at least it is supposed to. To preserve the rights of EU citizens after the UK leaves the EU, they have ...
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Brexit: EU citizen moving to UK under current laws?

(Answer up-to-date as of 2017-03-22) If I understand correctly, EU citizens can move to the UK under the current laws Correct. and they will get same status after the Brexit. Wrong. The post-...
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EU citizen's rights in the UK after Brexit (in light of the recent news)

The official joint report from the negotiations released on Friday states in relevant part (emphasis in original): The overall objective of the Withdrawal Agreement with respect to citizens' rights ...
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Foreign wife of British citizen in Spain

Since you've lived in Spain for over five years, your wife has acquired a right of permanent residence independent of her marriage to you. She will retain this if your marriage ends, whether by your ...
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EEA Family permit and UK referendum

TL;DR The UK will most likely remain a member of the EU until at least 2018. All of the current EU/EEA laws still apply until that date. No one knows what will happen afterwards. Long answer ...
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Visa or not visa in 2020 (type)

As I understand it, during the "transition period" free movement still applies, so until the end of the year you can in-principle move to the UK and take a job without a visa. You can then apply under ...
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Benefit of EU Settlement Scheme for EU citizens leaving the UK before 29 June 2021?

There does not seem to be any direct benefit, as the withdrawal agreement created a kind of six-month grace period after the end of the transition period (with some additional rules that are not ...
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Rights of UK citizens midway through residency application to EU

Their reply was that "it is not a problem, since [I] have already taken advantage of freedom of movement [by coming to Austria before the end of the transition period]". This seems to imply ...
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What rights do the parents of an EU citizen have to live in the EU?

There is no reason to think EU law has changed because of Brexit and it could indeed be used creatively by British citizens. Note however that freedom of movement rights for parents has always been ...
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Do I need to start a company in Spain in order to work remotely as a UK freelancer?

Yes, you do. According to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-spain-for-work, to qualify for a self-employed work permit you must: set up (incorporate) a company in Spain have the relevant licence ...
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Child of EU parents settled in the UK

I think that your settled status means you can apply for a family visa for your child. You may be eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme for your child if you lived in the UK by 31 December ...
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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does this affect UK/EU (and other) citizens living/working in the UK and vice-versa?

As the negotiations progress, we still unfortunately lack clarity from the UK government. However, as people cannot simply wait and see we are forced to speculate based on available information and ...
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Now we get the EEA family permit London now not in a European countries

The UK is still in the European Union, and will continue being so for at least the next 2 years. No rules have changed today.
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Moving to the UK & being self employed?

There would be no problem with being self employed once you have the right to work in the UK. Most likely you would get a family visa, unless you have the means to obtain an investor visa. You tagged ...
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Could we face problems when coming back to the UK after Brexit?

Brexit and EEA Dependants: what to do The "canonical" recommended steps to take beforehand are... Those EEA citizens or their family members in the UK who does not have an EU/EEA permanent residence ...
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Will the EEA directives still apply in the UK after Brexit?

EEA nationals and their family members who travel to the UK and take up residence before the end of the transition period will be allowed to remain with “pre-settled status”. If they then stay for a ...
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Will a child born to two bulgarian citizens in the UK after Brexit be an EU citizen?

Will that child bei able to claim both the UK and the bulgarian (thus EU) citizenship? Bulgarian nationality law provides that the child of a Bulgarian citizen is also a Bulgarian citizen regardless ...
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Theoretically elligible for settled status. Does that make newborn daughter British?

I've found a document from the Children's Commissioner for England that implies that the requirement stated in my earlier comment is outdated. The comment (in case it is deleted) was: Good ...
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Get Permanent Residence now, or wait until March 2019?

In short: if you can you should apply for a PR soon, and convert it to a settled status once it's available. However it's possible that you'll need the support of your partner both times. Based on ...
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Living in Belgium but working in the Netherlands post Brexit (and at all)

I do something very similar. I live in Germany and work in Switzerland (I stay in Switzerland during the week). I am classified in German as a Grenzgänger which is sometimes translated into English ...
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Living in Belgium but working in the Netherlands post Brexit (and at all)

Resident permits and corresponding work permits are based on national laws. So for 3rd country nationals, assume that persons living/working in both Belgium and the Netherlands must deal with both ...
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