The statement of changes to the Immigration Rules CM9675 of 20/7/18 contains new Appendix EU to be added to the rules and in force on 28/8/18 for
Pre-Settled and Settled Status
The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020 at 11 PM and entered a transition period, due to end on 31 December 2020. During this transition period, EU nationals can continue to enjoy their freedom of movement rights in the UK as they did before Brexit. The rights and status of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 30 June 2021. EU citizens and their family members who wish to remain in the UK after 30 June 2021 will need to apply for an immigration status to remain lawfully in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). EU citizens and their family members who can prove they have lived in the UK for five years or more will be granted settled status, and those living here for less than five years will be granted pre-settled status.
Eligibility requirements for EU settlement scheme
Rights & Benefits of EU Settlement scheme
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Frequently Asked Questions
Applications can be made using any device, for example, a laptop, Android device or iPhone.Full guidance can be found at gov.uk.
A non-EEA national will only be able to obtain retained right of residence once the divorce is granted legally, however the conditions for retaining right of residence will only be based until the commencement of divorce proceedings.
EU citizens who move to the UK and later naturalise as British retain their free movement rights under EU law even though they have become British.