Ring-fenced treaty on no-deal rights of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

The UK Government states that the rights of three EEA countries will be protected if the UK were to leave the EU without a deal. These EEA citizens are from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

The Home Office has confirmed that these EFTA nationals would retain the same rights to work, study and access public services and benefits in the UK as they have at present.

In addition, Switzerland and Ireland will also have the same protection, irrespective of whether the UK were to leave the European Economic Area with or without a deal.

However, campaign groups have been calling for the same ring-fenced protection for all EEA nationals on the basis of fairness and equal treatment.

Contact Our Immigration Team

For pragmatic advice regarding a prospective application as a European national or a family member of an EEA, please contact our immigration team of experts on 0203 384 3075 or contact us here.

The content of this article is for general use and information only. Since each case should be prepared on its own merit and in light of the constant amendments to the Immigration Rules, it is important to note that the information provided must not be relied upon unless Migra & Co has either given written consent or has been officially engaged in relation to a specific immigration matter. As a result, Migra & Co will take no responsibility for any damage, cost or loss resulting from relying on the information contained in this article, blog and website.


We remain open for business and can arrange meetings by phone call or video conferencing to advise and assist with any UK immigration matters.
Click here for further information regarding COVID-19