After BREXIT, “GO TO”. Advice to UK citizens resident in Italy. Deadline 29 March 2019


What happens to the Uk Citizens living in Italy after Brexit?

With 10 weeks to go, the British people have no idea whether Brexit will happen or not. There is a vote on the Brexit Deal in parliament on Tuesday. If the vote fails, which is widely expected, the default option is for the UK to leave the EU on 29th March 2019 without a deal.

The UN, in figures published in February 2018, stated that there are 25,000 UK citizens living in Italy. Most of them will not have bothered to register with their local “Ufficio Anagrafe” to become residents.

Very, very few who have lived in Italy for 5 years or more will have registered for:

attestazione/attestato di soggiorno permanente per cittadini UE.

Many more UK citizens, probably the same number as residents, who want to visit Italy for more than 3 months will be clueless as to what the future holds.

Whatch the video for a resume of What Brexit is:

Uk Government guidelines are not yet ready for Brexit

Brexit – What Happens to UK citizens in Italy with a Deal

On December 21st  2018, the Italian government made an announcement in relation to this problem:

(Click to read the complete Announcement ) which confirmed that it will fully implement the rights in article 18.4 of the Withdrawal Agreement if the UK leaves the EU with a deal.

It would apply a ‘declaratory procedure’ that will recognise the rights of all UK nationals legally resident in Italy before the end of the transition period (31 December 2020).

 Brexit-What Happens to UK citizens in Italy with no Deal

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the Italian government confirmed that it is preparing legislative measures. These ensure UK nationals legally resident in Italy before 29 March 2019 will have the right and necessary time to obtain long-term residency status under EU Directive 2003/109. UK nationals will continue to enjoy rights such as access to healthcare, social benefits, employment, education and family reunification after the UK leaves the EU.

We offer advices to UK residents, to secure residency for them and to solve their problems.