Liechtenstein: Country-Specific Brexit Information

December 16, 2020

UK nationals who have been legally living in Liechtenstein before December 31, 2020 when the UK withdraws from the EU may continue to live, study, and work in Liechtenstein through rights established through the Withdrawal Agreement. UK nationals who are residents of Liechtenstein by the end of the Brexit transition will be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, and their rights will be protected if they remain a resident. UK nationals should make sure they are registered as residents.

Entry and Residency Requirements

UK nationals will be able to stay in Liechtenstein if they were residents before December 31, 2020. Their current residence permit will still be valid, but they must renew their residence permit when their existing one expires.

UK nationals who move to Liechtenstein must register at their local office of resident services. Those who plan to stay for more than three months must apply for a residence permit with the local authority.

The Latvian government will provide more information as available on residency requirements for UK nationals who move to the country after the Brexit transition.

Starting on January 1, 2021, travel is permitted in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in a 180-day period without a visa to visit family or friends; attend business meetings, sports events, or cultural events; for tourism, and for short-term study or training. Travelers should note that visits to other Schengen countries within the previous 180 days also count towards the 90-day maximum stay. Any days spent in Liechtenstein before January 1, 2021 will not count towards the 90-day limit.

Working in Liechtenstein

UK nationals who are residents of Liechtenstein before December 31, 2020 will retain their right to work if they remain residents.

UK nationals may need a police certificate to work in Liechtenstein. UK nationals may apply for a police certificate from the UK through the ARCO Criminal Record Office.

Individuals who live in Liechtenstein and commute to work in another EU/EFTA country may need a permit proving that they are a frontier worker starting in January 2021. The Home Office will provide further details when guidance is available.  

Passports

Rules on travel within the EU will stay the same through December 31, 2020. During that time, UK nationals may travel to countries in the EU and Schengen area with their UK passport. UK nationals should ensure that their passport is valid for the duration of their trip.

Starting on January 1, 2021, travel is permitted in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in a 180-day period without a visa to visit family or friends; attend business meetings, sports events, or cultural events; for tourism, and for short-term study or training. Travelers should note that visits to other Schengen countries within the previous 180 days also count towards the 90-day maximum stay. Any days spent in Liechtenstein before January 1, 2021 will not count towards the 90-day limit. 

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