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Here's what Brits in Sweden will need to do if there's a no-deal Brexit

The Local looks at what Brits in Sweden need to know and do ahead of a possible no-deal Brexit. File photo: AP Photo/Alastair Grant/TT

Published: 07.Mar.2019 11:17 hrs

UPDATED: If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, Brits already resident in Sweden will need to apply for a passport stamp to ensure their right to travel within the EU area for the following year.

In early March, the Swedish government formally adopted a regulation which would, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, grant British citizens and their family members resident in Sweden a one-year exemption from the need to have work and residence permits.

This one-year 'grace period', as The Local has previously reported, means Brits and their family members would retain many of their current rights for 12 months. After this year, they would be expected to have permits to remain in the country. It's not yet clear if Brits would be subject to existing permit regulations – something which both the Migration Agency and Sweden's largest major business federation have warned would be problematic – or if special legislation would be introduced.

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