District of Columbia, US


01 January 

The UK’s new immigration regime is scheduled to be in place by now



31 December 

The transition period envisaged under the Withdrawal Agreement will end (will not apply in a no-deal)


31 JANUARY 2020 

Brexit Day 

The UK left the EU. A transition period is now in place.



12 December General election in the UK

MARCH 2019 

14 March 

Parliament votes to seek an extension Article 50. The EU27 must unanimously agree to a request for an extension to be granted.


13 March 

Parliament votes against leaving the EU without a deal.


12 March 

Parliament votes against the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement for a second time.



29 January 

MPs vote on (non-binding) changes to May’s deal, most were defeated.


28 January 

The UK Government publishes a policy paper - EU Immigration after free movement ends if there is no deal


21 January 

The third stage pilot of the EU Settlement Scheme pilot goes live


15 January 

Withdrawal Agreement rejected by UK Parliament



EU Countries began to publish plans for the treatment of UK nationals residing in each country in the case of a no deal Brexit.



20 December 

UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway reach a Separation Agreement to protect the rights of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals living in the UK and vice versa after Brexit


19 December 

UK Government publishes White Paper on The UK’s future skills-based immigration system


14 December 

UK and Switzerland reach a political agreement on a Separation Agreement to protect the rights of Swiss nationals living the UK and vice versa after Brexit


06 December 

UK Government publishes Policy Paper on Citizens rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit



14 November 

Withdrawal Agreement agreed between EU27 and the UK Government


JULY 2018

13 July 

UK Government publishes a White Paper on The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union


JUNE 2018

21 June 

UK Government publishes Statement of intent on the settled status scheme



08 December 

UK Government announce they have reached agreement with the EU on citizen’s rights, allowing EU nationals exercising Treaty rights in the UK to stay and vice versa


JUNE 2017

25 June 

Policy document - The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union: safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU


JUNE 2016

23 June 

Referendum where the UK votes to leave the EU