Swiss nationals living in the UK: sedentary and pre-set status The withdrawal agreement protects EU citizens residing in the UK and British nationals residing in one of the 27 EU Member States at the end of the transition period. Until 31 December 2020, family members who live or join with Swiss nationals in the UK can also apply for regulated or pre-regulated status. Please note that you can only do so if you live in the UK until 31 December 2020. As of 1 October 2021, the UK will no longer accept Swiss identity cards to enter the UK. However, Swiss nationals who are in the UK before 31 December 2020 and who have EU status can enter the UK with their ID card until at least 31 December 2025. In support of the Swiss Community in the United Kingdom, the Swiss Benevolent Society has been approved and registered by the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner as an advisor for supporting Swiss citizens through the application process of the settlement system. If you know a Swiss who cannot complete the application and cannot rely on family members, please contact the Swiss Benevolent Society online or by phone on 020 7836 9119 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays only). Swiss citizens arriving after 1 January 2021 are subject to the NEW UK immigration rules. People intending to work in the UK must meet the requirements of the UK`s new points-based system (PBS). Further guidelines on the new system will be published at the end of 2020. The joint reports provide an overview of progress in implementing the new resident status and issuing residence documents attesting to this status for EU citizens in the UK and for UK nationals in EU Member States. The United Kingdom has just signed our agreement with Switzerland on the protection of citizens` rights. The rights of British and Swiss nationals in both countries are guaranteed after the UK withdraws from the EU, with Minister Chris Heaton-Harris and his Swiss counterpart Mario Gattiker signing an agreement today (25 February 2019) in Bern, Switzerland.
Swiss and their family members who wish to remain in the UK beyond 2020 must apply by 30 June 2021 for a new resident status under the UK`s EU settlement system, known as settlement or pre-established status.