Home Office publishes details of settlement scheme for EU citizens


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The Home Office has published a statement of intent giving further details about how EU citizens and their families can obtain settled status in the UK under the new EU Settlement Scheme.

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. It will cost £65 for adults to apply under the scheme and £32.50 for children under 16. Applicants who have permanent residence documentation in the UK will be able to exchange it for settled status free of charge. 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.

The scheme will have a phased roll-out from late 2018 and is expected to be fully open by 30 March 2019.

This article is taken from HR Law - July 2018.

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