Withdrawal Agreement December 2020
The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, officially titled the UK`s withdrawal agreement from Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community. is a treaty signed on 24 January 2020 between the European Union (EU), Euratom and the United Kingdom (UK)  which sets the conditions for the UK`s withdrawal from the EU and Euratom. The text of the treaty was published on 17 October 2019 and is a renegotiated version of an agreement published six months earlier. The previous version of the withdrawal agreement was rejected three times by the House of Commons, leading Queen Elizabeth II to accept Theresa May`s resignation as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and appoint Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister on 24 July 2019. Thanks to the withdrawal agreement, citizens and businesses did not change when the UK withdrew from the EU on 1 February 2020. On 19 October 2020, a joint ministerial decision on the implementation of the withdrawal agreement on the issuance of the residence document was made public in accordance with Article 18, paragraph 4. UK nationals and their family members have the right to apply for the new residence document in accordance with the conditions set out in the EU Directive on the Free Movement of Persons. There will be a registration requirement with the deadline for filing until June 30, 2021. The registration requirement for British nationals is optional, while family members of British nationals who are third-country nationals will be mandatory.
UK nationals will personally apply to the relevant police authorities to consider the issues of foreigners, while family members of UK nationals, third country nationals or British nationals, will apply to the relevant immigration and migration authorities for the decentralised management of their place of residence. Current residence documents issued under the European Directive on the Free Movement of Persons can be used as evidence of the previous status of UK nationals and their family members if they prove their resident status under the VA. On 9 July 2020, the European Commission published a “custody communication” to prepare for the end of the transition period between the EU and the UK. To support this approach, the European Commission is reviewing and updating the more than 90 sectoral stakeholder preparedness notifications issued during the Article 50 negotiations with the UK. The new residence regime was opened on 1 February 2020. From 1 January 2021, the current resident status of UK nationals and their family members is transformed, in accordance with the EU directive, into permanent or pre-existing resident status, depending on the length of their stay in Slovakia, and until 30 June 2021 to apply for a new residence document. The agreement covers issues such as money, citizens` rights, border agreements and dispute resolution. It also includes a transition period and an overview of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. It was published on 14 November 2018 and was the result of the Brexit negotiations. The agreement was approved by the heads of state and government of the other 27 EU countries and by the British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faced opposition from the British Parliament, which needed approval for ratification.
The approval of the European Parliament would also have been necessary. On January 15, 2019, the House of Commons rejected the withdrawal agreement by 432 votes to 202.  The House of Commons again rejected the agreement by 391 votes to 242 on 12 March 2019 and rejected it a third time, on 29 March 2019, by 344 votes to 286. On 22 October 2019, the revised withdrawal agreement negotiated by Boris Johnson`s government approved the first phase in Parliament, but Johnson halted the legislative process when the accelerated approval programme failed to receive the necessary support and announced his intention to declare a general election.  Ratified january 23, 2020