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Brexit: professional qualifications

Brexit: The European Professional Card (EPC)

If you are an EU citizen in the UK or a UK citizen in the EU, the rules and conditions regarding the European Professional Card (EPC) continue to apply in the context of Brexit, as long as you are protected by the UK Withdrawal Agreement.

All applications for an EPC for the purposes of establishment submitted before 31 December 2020 will be assessed under EU law. Decisions made on the basis of these applications remain valid after 31 December 2020 in both the UK and the EU.

Any EPCs issued for temporary and occasional service provision are no longer valid.

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What to do if you think your EPC application was wrongly treated

If you are an EU national in the UK and want to complain about the treatment of your EPC application, you should seek redress with the relevant UK authorities. If the problem persists, you can report a breach of your rights to the UK Independent Monitoring AuthorityOpen as an external link.

If you are a UK national in an EU country and want to complain about the treatment of your EPC application, you should seek redress with the relevant national authorities. If the problem persists, you can report a breach of your rights to the European Commission.  

Brexit: Applying for temporary provision of services

Any declarations to provide your services temporarily in the UK (if you are an EU national) or in an EU country (if you are a UK national) submitted before 31 December are no longer valid.

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Brexit: Applying for permanent provision of services

If you are an EU citizen in the UK or a UK citizen in the EU, the rules and conditions for permanent provision of services continue to apply in the context of Brexit, as long as youare protected by the UK Withdrawal Agreement.All applications for the recognition of professional qualifications for the purposes of establishment submitted before 31 December 2020 will be assessed under EU law. Decisions made on the basis of these applications remain valid after 31 December 2020 in both the UK and the EU.

Additional information and advice

You can contact:

What to do if you think your application was wrongly treated

If you are an EU national in the UK and want to complain about the treatment of your application, you should seek redress with the relevant UK authorities. If the problem persists, you can report a breach of your rights to the UK Independent Monitoring AuthorityOpen as an external link.

If you are a UK national in an EU country and want to complain about the treatment of your application, you should seek redress with the relevant national authorities. If the problem persists, you can report a breach of your rights to the European Commission.  

 

 

 

 

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