Brexit: Implications for NI Employers of EU Nationals

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 25 January 2021
Ciara Fulton
Lewis Silkin NI LLP
Issues covered: Brexit; Immigration; Common Travel Area


The Brexit implementation period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020, and with it, free movement of persons in the EU also came to an end. This is despite the fact that the EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was agreed between the UK and the EU on 24 December. Therefore, it is important to understand the new immigration rules that apply to EEA and Swiss nationals wishing to visit or work in Northern Ireland and vice versa.

Northern Ireland & the Common Travel Area

In considering the position, it is important to bear in mind that the UK, including Northern Ireland, enjoy a unique relationship with Ireland as a result of the Common Travel Area (CTA) arrangements that

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This article is correct at 25/01/2021

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Ciara Fulton
Lewis Silkin NI LLP

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