Summary

From 16 January 2024, there are changes for British and eligible Irish citizens living overseas:

  • British and eligible Irish citizens living overseas can register to vote in the UK no matter how long ago they left or were last registered to vote in the UK.  
  • Overseas declarations are now valid for three years, lasting until 1 November in the third year after it takes effect (for example, if the declaration takes effect on 1 March 2024, it will expire on 1 November 2026). 
  • British and eligible Irish citizens living overseas can now register online (not available in Northern Ireland).