Information for EU Citizens living in the UK who want to remain here
1. Do EU citizens have a right to live and work in the UK post EU referendum results?
The rules governing the rights of EU citizens who reside in the UK legally currently remain in place.
2. How long will it take until the United Kingdom becomes Independent?
New UK rules and processes will need to be established in order to replace the EU rules and current trade agreements. Funding for this process will need to be provided to ensure the transition out of Europe is handled appropriately. It is anticipated our exit from the EU will take up to 2 years until the United Kingdom becomes Independent.
3. Will there be any implications for people working or studying in the United Kingdom?
4. What does this mean for European Citizens who want to remain in the UK?
Anyone who is currently residing in the UK under the EU rules may be permitted to stay. However those who decide to come to the UK after the transition may do so under a new set of UK Immigration rules.
5. How do I know whether I am eligible for Permanent Residency?
Under the current rules, EU citizens who have been exercising their treaty rights, living & working in the UK for a period of 5 years may be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency otherwise known as Settlement.
6. How long will it take to apply for British citizenship?
After you have been in the UK for a period of 5 years and you hold Permanent Residency for a full year and providing you meet the other eligibility requirements such as the Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK (KOLL) you may be eligible to apply for Citizenship.
7. Where can I get advice for making an application for Permanent Residency?
Information on the transition out of the EU and what this means for EU Migrants living in the UK is limited. Therefore we do advise everyone to keep up to date with the changes as they come about. If you intend to start an application immediately, please seek advice from a regulated Immigration adviser. You can find a list of Immigration advisers from the UK Visas and Immigration website.