Friday, January 31, 2020
Everything you need to know about Brexit Day
Today marks the day the UK formally leaves the European Union.
However, the next 11 months will see very little changes put into place. The terms relating to the type of relationship we hold with the EU is to be decided during the ‘transition period’, which is due to end on 31st December 2020.
So what happens now?
- The UK will continue to comply to all European Law, but will no longer sit in European Parliament or influence changes
- We continue to pay into the EU budget
- Businesses will operate as normal
- No disruption to travel within Europe
EU citizens and their families who live in the UK before 31 October 2019 still have until 31 December 2020 to apply for settled status.
The EU Settlement Scheme allows you and your family members to get the immigration status you will need to continue to live, work and study in the UK. This status means you can continue to be eligible for:
- public services, such as healthcare and schools
- public funds and pensions
- British citizenship, if you meet the requirements and want to apply
To find out more:
To support our candidates, our staff are on hand to help talk you through the process should you have any questions or concerns. We are also offering candidates access to a computer to complete the application process in our office.
Visit the website gov.uk/eu-settled-status to:
- access the application guidance
- start your application
- find out about next steps and citizenship
If you have individual questions about your application, you can contact the EU Settlement Scheme Resolution Centre by calling
0300 123 7379 or +44 (0) 20 3080 0010 from outside the UK.
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You can also ask a question using the online submission form eu‑settled‑status‑enquiries.service.gov.uk.