Brexit - Impact on immigration
The Brexit transition period ends on 31st of December 2020, and this may impact British and Norwegian employees’ right to reside and work in Norway and the UK. We have highlighted some key points your company must bring attention to now.
In general, British employees residing and working in Norway, and vice versa for Norwegian employees in the UK, will keep their rights to do so from 1st of January 2021 and they are only required to complete a new registration with the immigration authorities. However, British/Norwegian employees who are posted workers from a company in the UK/Norway (service providers) will lose their rights to reside and work in Norway/the UK from December 31st 2020 and must have a valid work permit to be allowed to continue the project from 1st of January 2020.
Further, British employees who are starting to work in Norway after 31st of December 2020, and vice versa for Norwegian employees starting to work in the UK, must have been granted a wok permit before they can start to work in Norway/the UK.
Key points your company must bring attention to now
- Know your work stock and identify which employees will be effected by Brexit
- Consider if it is necessary with immediate action to ensure that the effected employees have completed the EU-registration before 31.12.2020, or if work permit application has been filed, to secure that the work or project can continue as planned in 2021
- For British/Norwegian employees who are service providers in Norway/UK (seconded employees): Consider if it is possible to do the necessary amendments to the work contract to ensure that the work/project can continue undisrupted in 2021
- For British/Norwegian employees arriving Norway/UK during the first part of 2021: File necessary work permit applications to ensure that the employees can start when necessary
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