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EU Settlement Scheme Deadline Approaching

The UK left the EU on 31st January 2020 and entered a transitionary period until 31st December 2020. During that period, the UK agreed a new trade and other arrangements with the EU.

Settlement Scheme

If you're an EU citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you'll get either settled or pre-settled status. Find out if you need to register for the Settlement Scheme online.

Sign up for email updates for the Status of EU Citizens in the UK from the Home Office.

International travel information

The UK left the EU on January 31st, 2020, with an 11-month transition period until the end of 2020. That transition period has now come to an end with the EU and UK entering into a new relationship from 1st January 2021. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, was reached on December 24th 2020. The agreement defines the nature of UK-EU relations going forward, including short-term travel between the regions and the rights of UK citizens living and working EU countries.

The EU has confirmed that British citizens will be eligible for ETIAS when it is launched at the end of 2022. This means that UK nationals will not need a visa for short stays in Europe after Brexit but an ETIAS visa waiver will be required. As EU citizens, Britons had enjoyed freedom of movement across the EU.