On 7th November 2017, the government has published a new document providing more detail on how the proposed new 'settled status' for EU citizens and their family members will work after the UK leaves the EU.
The new document sets out how EU citizens will be supported through an application process, which is streamlined and easy to use.
‘Settled status’ will be the equivalent of the current Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). This will give EU citizens access to education, healthcare and benefits, as has been the case in the past. Those who have been here for less than 5 years will have the opportunity to complete their five-year period and then apply for ‘settled status’.
According to a technical document sent by the UK to the European Commission as part of the Brexit negotiations, the new system will be "streamlined, low-cost and user-friendly", with EU citizens. The government has also offered assurances that EU citizens who apply to stay in the UK "will not have their applications refused on minor technicalities".
EU nationals wishing to stay in the UK will also be given a right to appeal any rejection, with the rules for who can and cannot stay set to be spelled out in any final withdrawal agreement.
The Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis said the Government would support everyone wishing to stay to gain settled status through a new straightforward, streamlined system.
The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd said that applying for ‘settled status’ will be a simplified, low-cost, digital process and EU citizens are being consulted on its design to ensure it is user-friendly.
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