As a result of Brexit, EU nationals and their family members no longer have an automatic right to live and work in the UK from 1 January 2021. This means that Players need to take steps to ensure that they continue to have a right to work in the UK and can sign new contracts in the future.
Some EU nationals will be able to continue living and working in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme. Others may require a specific Sportsperson visa in order to do so.
We have compiled a list of FAQs, which set out details of the applications that EU nationals will be required to make under the EU Settlement Scheme in order to continue to living and working lawfully in the UK after 31 December 2020.
They also consider the FA’s new Governing Body Endorsement criteria applicable to all non-UK players coming into the UK post-Brexit, who require a Sportsperson visa (i.e., those who are not able to obtain status under the EU Settlement Scheme).
To download the full list of FAQs: click here.