Withdrawal Agreement explainer for part 2: citizens’ rights

This document helps to explain the citizens’ rightsaspects of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement.



The Withdrawal Agreement, which came into force on 31 January 2020, sets out the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union. This explainer aims to support understanding of part 2 (citizens’ rights) of the Withdrawal Agreement, which gives UK and EU nationals certainty that their citizens’ rights will be protected.

People who are covered by part 2 of the Withdrawal Agreement will have broadly the same rights to work, study and access public services and benefits as they did before the UK’s exit from the EU.

See also the short summary of citizens’ rights for UK nationals.

Published 16 October 2020