The Embassy of Finland has followed closely the preparation of the UK's exit from the EU ever since the referendum took place in the end of June 2016. Negotiations on the terms of UK's departure and the future relationship between the EU and the UK are ongoing.
The negotiations on a withdrawal agreement started after the United Kingdom had notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union. The draft withdrawal agreement and other negotiation documents are published on the European Commission website: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/brexit-negotiations/negotiating-documents-article-50-negotiations-united-kingdom_en.
Along the rights and status of EU nationals, one of the key issues for Finnish people living in the UK is economic uncertainty, the effects of which are very difficult to predict. The embassy will be following the negotiations and the discussion of the status of EU-nationals closely.
We have collected answers to frequently asked questions here. Please also see the website of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs: United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, for more information, and the document by European Commission Questions and Answers – the rights of EU and UK citizens, as outlined in the Withdrawal Agreement.
The embassy monitors the rights of Finnish citizens in the UK. We respond to enquiries and, when needed, offer consular services to Finnish citizens as usual.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have. You can find our contact details here. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs: United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union
European Commission: Questions and Answers – the rights of EU and UK citizens, as outlined in the Withdrawal Agreement
Representation of the European Commission in the UK: EU citizens' rights and Brexit
Gov.uk: Status of EU nationals in the UK: what you need to know
Gov.uk: Information about the UK leaving the EU
Gov.uk: Advice for British nationals travelling and living in Europe
European Commission: Brexit negotiations
Eurooppatiedotus: Kysymyksiä ja vastauksia Ison-Britannian EU-erosta (in Finnish)