Scheme will enable EU citizens to stay in UK after June 2021
The Home Secretary has announced that EU citizens will have to complete three key steps to obtain settled status to stay in the UK after June 2021: prove their identity, show that that they live in the UK, and declare that they have no serious criminal convictions. The settlement scheme will operate online and via a smartphone app, and through libraries and special contact centres. Most decisions will be made within two weeks or sooner.
The scheme will be phased in from later in 2018 and be fully open by 30 March 2019, with the deadline for applications 30 June 2021.