A Guide to the EU Settlement Scheme After Brexit

The EU Settlement Scheme Trial

On 21st January 2019, the UK government launched the test phase of the EU Settlement Scheme. This scheme allows EU citizens who reside in the UK to apply for the right to remain in the UK after it leaves the European Union. To stay in the UK legally after Brexit, any EU citizens must apply for this scheme by the deadline. The final date to apply is 30th June 2021. However, if the UK leaves the EU with no deal in place, then the deadline will move forward to 31st December 2020. The scheme will be ending its test phase and opening fully from 30th March 2019. The UK will officially leave the EU at 11 pm on 29th March 2019, unless an extension is agreed.

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