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What exactly is the EU Settlement Scheme?

October 2018 - EU & competition. Legal Developments by Hudson McKenzie.

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The UK government recently published details outlining a ‘EU Settlement Scheme’, but how far will this scheme benefit EU Citizens and their family members, post-Brexit?

All EU Citizens and their family members will be able to apply for a UK immigration status as a form of protection, post-Brexit.

This follows from the mandatory request from the UK government for all EU citizens to hold a UK immigration status by 2021.

To be eligible for a ‘settled status’, applicants must meet specific criteria’s such as; demonstrating a continual residence within the UK, have a clean criminal record, be able to prove their identity and must arrive in the UK before 31st December 2020.

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