Brexit information for British citizens and their families

The United Kingdom formally left the European Union on 1 February 2020. This has resulted in some changes with application and tuition fee requirements for British citizens and their families.

What are the current rules for British citizens?

British citizens and their family members designated in article 10 of the Withdrawal Agreement - those who exercised their right to reside in Sweden before the end of the transitional period (which ended 31 December 2020), and continue to do so - are not required to pay application and tuition fees. 

British citizens not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement - or any other fee exemptions - are required to pay both application and tuition fees starting 1 January 2021.

Information from the Swedish government on Brexit

Information from the Swedish Migration Agency on Brexit

Required documentation from 1 January 2021

From 1 December 2020, you can apply for residence status for British citizens with the Swedish Migration Agency. When you receive your residence status, scan the original document verifying your status and upload it to your account here at Please note that the deadline for applying for residence status for British citizens is 31 December 2021.

If your residence decision has not arrived

If you've applied for but haven't yet received your residence decision, please scan a copy of the certificate indicating that you have submitted an application for residence status for British citizens with the Swedish Migration Agency.

Find out more about applying for residence status as a British citizen at the Swedish Migration Board's website


What if I have residence status in another EU country?

To be exempt from paying application and tuition fees in Sweden, you must have exercised your right to reside in Sweden. 

Last updated: 07 March 2022