UK and Ireland – Post-Brexit

Brexit and its implications on UK nationals living in Ireland have been addressed by the Irish government. The Common Travel Area (CTA) will continue to safeguard the rights of UK nationals living in Ireland, allowing them to travel freely and access education, healthcare, and social services. UK nationals do not require any documents under the Withdrawal Agreement to continue their lives in Ireland after Brexit. However, non-EEA family members and/or dependents of UK nationals residing in Ireland are subject to separate arrangements. They are permitted to exercise EU Treaty Rights under the EU Free Movement Directive with a valid Irish Resident Permit (IRP), commonly known as ‘EUFAM.’ The card exchange program will enable non-EEA family members to exchange their current valid IRP card for a new one. For those who arrive in Ireland after Brexit and want to bring their non-EEA family members, a new program will be introduced. Nonetheless, there will be no changes for UK nationals who wish to move to Ireland after Brexit, and their rights under the Common Travel Area will be protected.