If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen living in the UK, you and your family can apply for ‘settled status’ if you want to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. This means permanent residency or indefinite leave to remain in the UK. Once settled status has been granted, this gives EU, EEA or Swiss citizens the exact same rights and benefits as they had before.
Getting settled status under the new EU Settlement Scheme means EU citizens can continue to live and work in the UK as they do now. EU citizens will continue to be eligible for:
- public services, such as healthcare and schools
- public funds and pensions, according to the same rules as now
- British citizenship, if the requirements are met