Deal Or No-Deal Brexit?

Important news on the post-Brexit implications in Italy for EU and British citizens

The Italian Government has recently expressed its position towards Brexit and the measures that will need to implement in both the case of a possible no-deal Brexit or in case of execution of an agreement.

Such measures include specific legislative provisions aimed at protecting the position of Italian citizens currently living in Great Britain as well as British citizens staying in our country.


In case a deal between EU and Great Britain is reached, the majority of the rights provided for by EU treaties will continue to be recognized to both British and EU citizens, respectively residing in the EU and the UK before the end of the transition period outlined in the agreement, i.e. December 31, 2020.

It means that:

Italian citizens residing in the UK: they will have the right to obtain or still accrue the right to obtain (in the case in which they have not satisfied the 5-year term of residence in the UK yet at the end of the withdrawal period) the "Settled Status" or "pre-Settled Status" through a simplified administrative procedure before the British Home Office; British citizens residing in Italy: they will be granted the right of residence in Italy through a simplified procedure provided for by article 18.4 of the Brexit agreement, in the case in which by December 31, 2020, they are formally residing in the Italian territory. NO-DEAL BREXIT

In case of no achievement of a deal, the scenario will be different:

British citizens residing in Italy: according to the recent declarations of the Italian Government (last one dated December 19, 2018), Italy is preparing urgent measures to face the consequences of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU in the absence of a deal. These measures are aimed at keeping, from a legal point of view, the "status quo" concerning British citizens residing in Italy as of March 29, 2019. Those British citizens who are residing in the Italian territory at the date mentioned above will be granted the application of the same requirements and terms set forth by the EU Directive 2003/109/CE, for the obtainment of the long-term resident status; Italian citizens residing in the UK: according to the "policy paper" issued on...

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