Withdrawal Agreement Cyprus

DESIRING to lay down appropriate arrangements for achieving the objectives of the arrangements provided for in Protocol No 3 following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union, CONFIRMING that the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union should not affect the rights and obligations of the Republic of Cyprus under Union law or the rights and obligations of the Parties to the Treaty establishing the Union, The EU concluded an agreement with the United Kingdom (the « Withdrawal Agreement ») regarding citizens` rights under the UNITED KINGDOM`s WITHDRAWAL from the EU on 31 January 2020. With the Withdrawal Agreement, the EU extended the rights to free movement of BRITISH nationals and their family members during the transition period (which started on 1 February 2020 and ends on 31 December 2020). The Withdrawal Agreement will be legally binding in all EU Member States from 1 February 2020. Following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU on 31.1.2020, the Withdrawal Agreement contains a provision for a transitional period that will enter into force from 02.01.2020 to 31.12.2020. During the transition period, existing EU legislation on the free movement of persons will continue to apply and the residence rights of UK nationals and their family members will continue to be subject to the same conditions as those of EU law on free movement. United Kingdom nationals covered by the Withdrawal Agreement have the right to be employed or self-employed. They will defend all the rights of their workers on the basis of EU law. CONSIDERING that it is necessary to make appropriate arrangements for the exemption and exemption from duties and taxes that the armed forces of the United Kingdom and associated personnel may maintain after the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union, the Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom lays down the conditions for an orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. UK nationals and their family members who exercise their right to free movement and who enter with the intention of staying before the withdrawal date and/or until the end of the transition period will retain the same residence rights as the current EU rules on free movement. In this way, the government wants to protect British citizens and their family members who have already established their lives in Cyprus at the time of the UK`s withdrawal from the EU under the Withdrawal Agreement. As regards holders of a permanent residence permit before 1 January, all British nationals and their families who obtain a permanent residence permit before the date of withdrawal (including 31 December 2020) and who have exercised permanent legal residence in Cyprus, their residence status in Cyprus and the right to move freely within the territory of the Member States of the European Union, to work and stop. Residence documents issued in accordance with Directive 2004/38/EC will remain valid throughout the transitional period and these documents may be voluntarily replaced by the new residence permit to be issued in the future. .