Preparing for Brexit 

Information, advice and guidance on preparing for Brexit 


EU Citizens Living in Wales

Brexit means that EU citizens and their families will have to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021.

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020.



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The Vale of Glamorgan Council is one of the local authorities supporting EU, EEA and Swiss citizens to complete the ID verification part of the application process.


Only EU biometric passports for EU citizens or UK issued Biometric Residence Permits (BRP) for family members can be accepted for the local authority ID verification service.


This is the symbol that confirms your document is a biometric document.


Please read the information leaflet below for more information.


Vale of Glamorgan Identity Verification Service 


Appointments for this service can be booked through the Registration department.




Business Wales has developed a website that is dedicated to helping businesses prepare for Brexit. No matter the size and scale of your business, it’s worth taking a look at the website. There's also a Brexit Toolkit which you can use to assess how prepared your business is for Brexit. 


Third Sector Organisations

Brexit Forum Wales offers the latest guidance and resources to help third sector organisations understand, and prepare for, the possible impact of Brexit.


How the Government and Local Authorities are preparing

The Welsh Government have created a Preparing Wales website, which provides a wide range of information on Brexit-related issues.