EU Citizens Brexit Update - getting settled status

Archived news: published on Tuesday 10 Jul 2018 by Fife Council


Brexit update for EU citizens

The Home Secretary has announced more details about the system that EU citizens in the UK will have to use to get ‘settled status’.

Most people will only need to complete three sections to prove their identity, show that they live here and declare that they have no serious criminal convictions. The government will also check employment and benefits records they already hold which for many people will mean that their proof of living here is automatic. 

It is anticipated that settled status will cost £65 (£32.50 for children under 16). For those who already have valid permanent residence or indefinite leave to remain documentation, they will be able to exchange it for free.

There will be support from the UK government for the vulnerable and those without access to a computer.

If you are an EU citizen you do not need to do anything yet. The scheme will open later this year with the aim of opening the scheme fully by 30 March 2019. The deadline for applications to the scheme will be 30 June 2021 and there are no quotas for applications.


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