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Kilby Jones has a proud reputation in dealing with cases involving EU nationals. Our adviser will guide you through the application processes both under the existing and proposed rules when it comes into force.

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EU Nationals and Family Members

EU Nationals and Family Members

Until negotiations on Article 50 are concluded, most citizens of countries in the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland have the right to live and work in the UK under European law. European nationals may also bring their family with them to live in the UK. However, to exercise the right to live in the UK nationals of these countries must be able to exercise treaty rights through employment/self employment, self employment or studies etc.

Citizens of these countries do not need visa to live or work in the UK, however it is advisable that they register with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs and are liable to pay income tax and national insurance contributions provided their income exceeds the tax-free minimum.

Settled status for EU citizens and their families
Subject to approval by Parliament, under the proposed new rule, European Union (EU) citizens living in the UK, and their family members can apply for ‘settled status’ if they want to continue living in the UK after June 2021.

This scheme is expected to open fully by March 2019 and the deadline for applying will be 30 June 2021. Those joining their family members can apply after this date.

This new post-Brexit rule means you can continue to live and work in the UK for as long as you like. It will also mean you’re eligible for:

  • public services, such as healthcare and schools
  • public funds and pensions
  • British citizenship, if you meet the requirements

British Citizenship
EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for a period of six continuous years may be able to apply for British citizenship. They must have held permanent residence status for at least 12 months prior to application.