Do I need a visa to work in the UK?The UK has left the EU which means EU citizens will not have any automatic right to work in the UK after Dec 2020.
From 1 January 2021 free movement for all EU nationals (apart from nationals of the Republic of Ireland who are subject to different rules) came to an end. We ran a survey in December to see if those affected were aware of what they needed to do in order to still be able to remain and work in the UK, surprisingly 10% of those surveyed did not.
Simply put, those who resided in the UK before December 31st 2020 are able to apply to the EU settlement scheme which will enable you to live and work in the UK until June 2021, after which you‘ll either be awarded settled status or pre-settled status. If you have not applied already, you MUST apply prior to the June 2021 deadline.
For those not already in the UK, you will now need a visa or be sponsored by a company if you are looking to work in the UK, the criteria to get a visa is quite stringent and the costs are quite high.