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Information about living in Scotland

Our safe and supportive communities have warmly welcomed people from all over the world, meaning we’re now home to 150 secondary languages like Arabic, Punjabi, Mandarin and Polish to name a few. Mosques, temples and synagogues sit alongside churches – allowing you to freely practice a variety of religions.

Warm and friendly people, vibrant cities and stunning scenery. These are just some of the reasons that, for centuries, people around the world choose to live in Scotland.

Around 5.2 million people happily call Scotland home – you can too.

Can I live in Scotland?

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Coming to Scotland as European Economic Area nationals

If you and your family are Swiss citizens or from one of the European Economic Area (EEA)countries, you do not need a visa to live and work in Scotland.

Find out more about Coming to work in Scotland as a European Economic Area (EEA) national
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Staying in Scotland as European Economic Area Nationals

On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union (widely known as Brexit). Since the vote there has been much discussion about what this means for European nationals currently living in the UK.

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Coming to Scotland as a non-European Economic Area national

If you're from a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), you need a visa to live and work in Scotland.

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Bringing my family to Scotland

Moving to Scotland to develop your career is exciting. Organise visas and permits before you move so your family can settle into their new life here easily.

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Staying in Scotland after your studies

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