Brexit has been delayed again — this time until 31 October 2019. How will this affect EU/EEA citizens who wish to apply to live and work in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme?

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Brexit has been delayed again — this time until 31 October 2019. How will this affect EU/EEA citizens who wish to apply to live and work in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme?

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The EU/EEA (that is, Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein) and Swiss citizens currently living in the UK can apply through the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021. The Settlement Scheme opened on 30 March 2019.

To be eligible to apply to the Settlement Scheme these citizens need to show that they are resident in the UK by December 2020. Applications are free, and can be made online, via a smartphone app or at a local public library.

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