What about the Swiss living in the UK?

What about the Swiss living in the UK?

So, what about the estimated 35,000 Swiss living in the UK….

The Swiss embassy in London details the situation for its citizens.

Swiss nationals having lived continuously in the UK for at least five years have the right to reside there permanently!

Further info for Swiss in Britain

The Swiss embassy in London says Swiss nationals are automatically granted the right to reside in the UK permanently if they have lived in the UK for at least five years. It says there is no requirement to register but it does recommend that they do so.

For Swiss students studying at a UK university they should watch developments closely over the next 2 years, since their status is regulated by the EU free movement of people accord.


The Swiss authorities also point out that Brexit should not affect the social security or pensions of Swiss nationals in the UK. However, the government states that it will take the interests of insured persons into account during negotiations between London and Bern.


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