How will Brexit affect me as an EU citizen remaining in the UK after it leaves the EU?
An agreement has been reached with the EU to ensure the rights of EU citizens’ and their families are protected after the UK leaves the EU. To continue living here in the UK as normal, according to this agreement, EU citizen’s must apply to stay in the UK. Click Here to find out what you need to do.
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- Are you a UK nationals living in the EU? Read this essential information.
As an EU citizen, to continue living in the UK post-Brexit, you’ll need to do one of the following:
Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme
You’ll be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to stay in the UK. You’ll get settled status if you’re successful.
The scheme will be open fully by 30 March 2019. You can still choose to apply for citizenship at a later date if you get settled status.
Apply for British citizenship
You can usually apply for British citizenship 12 months or more after the date on your permanent residence document. If you’re married to, or in a civil partnership with, a British citizen, you can apply for citizenship as soon as you’ve got a permanent residence document.
EU citizens can apply for UK citizenship under the naturalisation rules once they have held a permanent residence card for at least a year and if they can show they are:
- 18 or over
- of good character
- will continue to live in the UK; and
- have met the knowledge of English and Life in UK requirements
As a candidate, your Brexit Hub Hewett Ambassador is Gotsa Davies, Industrial Recruitment Assistant.
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