Brexit – EU citizens coming to UK

Brexit and Erasmus+

For those visiting Ambios whilst under Erasmus+ mobility, you should keep up-to-date via your contacts within your own university.

The UK government has reached an agreement with the EU for an extension to Article 50. The deadline for this is currently the 31st January 2020. During this extension period, the UK will remain an EU member state, with all the rights and obligations that entails. This means that the UK will continue to participate in all EU programmes, including Erasmus+.

For those coming on the 2020  placements the detail of the impact of Brexit on Erasmus+ will be clearer after the UK General Election on the 12th December 2019. Following this date, we will know the nature of any agreements between the European Union and the British Government and Ambios will be able to offer updated information about your traineeship. You should stay in close contact with your university over this period and for any further information please do not hesitate to contact Ambios.

Watch this page for future updates.

Brexit and Ambios

We continue to welcome applications for our conservation traineeships. If you do not need to use Erasmus+ to support your traineeship, then the information further down this page may be useful.

The Ambios position is that we are delighted to work with our European partners and friends and hope that this will continue long into the future. Our collective efforts for nature conservation and the need for biodiversity are borderless. It is vital to humanity that there is an abundance of wildlife across the world.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, by emailing farm@ambios.net or phoning 01803 732747.

Leaving the EU with no deal

This is the statement from the UK Home Office for EU citizens coming to the UK if the UK leaves the EU with no Brexit deal:

Irish citizens will continue to be able to enter and live in the UK as they do now.

EU, EEA and Swiss citizens will continue to be able to travel to the UK for holidays or short trips without needing a visa. You’ll be able to cross the UK border using a valid passport or national identity card.

If you’re travelling to the UK after we leave the EU with no deal, you must have the correct documents to show at the UK border. You will not be able to use any documents to enter the UK that are not listed here.

EEA national identity cards will be phased out for travel to the UK during 2020. We’ll announce the date for this change in advance to allow travellers good time to plan their trips.

In other cases, find out if you’ll need to apply for a visa to enter the UK.

We also recommend that you search out your own government website(s) and Erasmus+ National Agency website for further guidance on this scenario.

Leaving the EU with a deal

This is the statement from the UK Home Office for EU citizens coming to the UK, if the UK leaves the EU with a deal:

What you’ll need to enter the UK will not change until at least 2021.

During 2021 we will stop accepting national ID cards for entry to the UK for EEA citizens. We’ll announce the date for this change in advance to allow travellers good time to plan their trips.

If you began living in the UK before 31 December 2020 and have status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll be able to use your EEA national identity card to enter the UK until at least 31 December 2025.

Find out if you’ll need to apply for a visa to enter the UK.

If you’re a non-EEA family member of an EEA or Swiss citizen, you’ll be able to enter the UK as you do now until December 2020.