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The Agreement on Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (herein referred to as ‘the Agreement’) came into effect on 1 February 2020. Therefore, as from 1 February 2020 0000hrs (CET), then the UK is considered to be a third country to the European Union;
In this regard, it is imperative to note that:
Focusing specifically on Part Two of the Withdrawal Agreement, this:
a. Guarantees the rights of EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU that would be in each the respective territories before the end of the transition period (whenever that may be).
b. It protects beneficiaries (and their family members) residence and related rights indefinitely.
i Family members of EU nationals who are granted rights under EU law, including those who do not yet live in the same host state as the EU citizen or UK national, who wish to join them in the future (as long as the relationship started before the end of the transition period);
ii. Children, irrelevant of whether they are born before or after the end of the transition period
iii. Frontier workers and in the country where they work.
c. In terms of its material scope, the Agreement covers:
i. Residence rights (ensuring that the substantative residence conditions are the same as those under current EU law on free movement);
ii. Social Security (the persons concerned will continue to maintain their right to healthcare, pensions and other social security benefits in the same way as EU nationals);
iii. The right to take up employment or carry out self employed activity, as well as all their workers’ rights based on EU law;
iv. Recognition of Professional qualifications (decisions taken before the end of the transition period would continue to be valid and pending cases at the end of the transition period would be finalised under the same conditions).
As regard the implementation of the above in Malta, the Government has published legislation with details about
The legislation establishing an immigration status for UK nationals resident in Malta on the date of withdrawal of the UK from the EU is also going to be repealed by this subsidiary legislation.
All UK nationals resident in Malta and already in possession of a an EU Residents Certificate will receive information from Identity Malta in the coming days to exchange their documents to one reflecting the new status.
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