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Do Irish citizens have to apply under the EUSS?

Irish citizens can continue to live and work in the UK using their Irish passport. This is because free movement between the UK and Ireland is not governed by the EU but a separate agreement.

If the Irish citizen has family members in the UK who are not Irish or British, they will need to apply under the normal visa routes.

Read more about this and other questions in our

EU Settlement Scheme section.


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