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Brexit Free Trade Agreement Could Offer Australians Visa Free Travel Opportunity To The UK

Australians could be free to live and work in the United Kingdom without a visa under a post-Brexit free trade agreement between the countries. Visa-free travel between the Commonwealth nations could become a reality next year after Boris Johnson’s recent election victory. Australia is tipped to be one of the first countries to sign a free trade agreement with Britain after the United Kingdom leaves the EU early next year.

The current law states Australians can spend up to six months as a tourist in the UK. However a visa becomes a necessity for paid or unpaid work. Australia is tipped to be one of the first countries to sign a free trade agreement with Britain after the United Kingdom leaves the EU early next year.

The current conditions to get the visa is you either need to be under the age of 30, have direct UK heritage (a parent or grandparent born in the UK), or be sponsored by a UK employer. On the contrary, if current negotiations move forward, it could become even easier for Australians to live and work in the UK, or vice versa.