Britain is set to formally leave the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020.
There will be no change to current rights under EU law until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.
If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, and you and your family want to continue to live in the UK after 30 June 2021, you can apply to the free EU Settlement Scheme.
Key dates and deadlines
- Britain is set to formally leave the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020.
- The end of the transition period is 31 December 2020
- The deadline for applying to the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021 but we encourage local European citizens to apply before 31 December 2020 when Brexit transition rules are set to end
The Government has published a joint report agreeing on the rights of EU citizens which states that it intends to preserve their rights to live, work or get benefits in the UK. Family members living lawfully with their EU citizen relatives are also protected.
However, this is subject to a final Brexit deal being reached.
For the most up to date information about Brexit visit the government website GOV.UK - Brexit.