The Home Office has published further details about the new EU Settlement Scheme which will allow EU citizens and their families to obtain settled status in the UK after Brexit.
To be eligible EU citizens will generally have had to live continuously in the UK for five years. Under the scheme, EU citizens will be required to prove :
  • their identity
  • their residence in the UK; and
  • to declare any serious past criminal convictions.

An application under the scheme will cost £65  for adults,  (£32.50 for children under 16). Applicants who already have permanent residence documentation in the UK will be able to exchange it for settled status free of charge.

Those EU citizens who have not yet lived in the UK for five years will be able to apply for pre-settled status and will then be eligible to apply for settled status once they reach the five-year point (no further fee will be payable).

The settlement scheme will open in a phased way from later this year and will be fully open by 30 March 2019. The deadline for applications will be 30 June 2021.

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