Conservatives Abroad - Sweden


Here is a list of Brexit related information we feel will be of use to expats. This information comes from the GOV.UK website, and we aim to update our site as and when new information is available. When we release more information, this will be posted in our News section, tagged Brexit.


The transition period

There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.

The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.

New rules will take effect on 1 January 2021.

Healthcare after Brexit

If there is a deal, your current rights on healthcare in Sweden will remain the same, as long as you remain covered by the Withdrawal Agreement.

If there’s no deal, you will be able to continue to access healthcare until 31 December 2020. The Swedish Government have also unveiled plans in case of a no-deal Brexit, you can read these here.

You must apply for a residence permit to continue to access healthcare after 31 December 2020. You will continue to obtain healthcare until there is a decision on your application, even if it takes longer than a year.

If you currently have your healthcare costs paid for by the UK government, we can help if you are asked to pay for treatment during the first 6 months after Brexit. To organise a payment, you must give your healthcare provider’s details to the NHS Business Services Authority’s Overseas Healthcare Services.

The UK government has offered to continue paying the country you live in for your healthcare if there’s no deal, as it does now. The government has proposed maintaining current healthcare cooperation with Sweden for S1 form holders until the end of December 2020. If there’s no deal, and there is no arrangement with Sweden to continue reciprocal healthcare, pensioners receiving coverage through the S1 form will not be covered.

Your EHIC may not be valid if there’s no deal. The UK has offered to maintain the EHIC scheme should the UK leave the EU without a deal, however this relies on Sweden continuing to accept UK EHICs.

You should read the guidance on healthcare for UK nationals living in Sweden and how it may change after Brexit.

Working in Sweden post Brexit

If there is a deal, your right to work will stay the same, as long as you remain resident in Sweden.

You should:

If there’s no deal, you will be able to continue to work as normal until 31 December 2020.

Read the guidance on providing services after Brexit if you’re planning to start a business, provide a service, or do a job in a regulated profession after Brexit.