On 18/12/17, the UK Government published the agreements reached with the European Union during negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The aim of these publications was to provide certainty about the future for EU citizens and their family members living in the UK.
The agreements reached are as follows:
Settled Status Applications
EU citizens and their family members will be required to apply for settled status. The UK Government has indicated that conditions to obtain such status will be “the same as or more generous” than those currently in place for applying for permanent residence under the current EEA Regulations. The general criteria will be for the EU citizen or their family member to demonstrate that he/she has lived in the UK lawfully for a continuous period of 5 years.
If this criterion is met and a valid application is submitted, an application is likely to be successful unless:
What happens to EU citizens arriving in the UK after EU Exit?
EU citizens arriving in the UK after 29/03/19 will be permitted to live, work and study through a registration scheme. This scheme, including how long it will last, is subject to further negotiations between. Future immigration controls will, however, depend on the arrangements in place at the time of application.
If you would like to discuss making an application for an EEA residence card, EEA registration certificate or permanent residence, please contact us on 0208 995 3556 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on applying for settled status see please click on our article entitled “UK Government provides detail on new status for EU citizen’s post-Brexit”