Living in the UK


According to the information provided by HM Government the status of this issue is at the moment as follows:

"There will be no change to the status of EU citizens living in the UK while the UK remains in the EU.

No EU citizen currently living here lawfully will have to leave the UK when we leave the EU. There will be plenty of time for people to apply for and receive their new residence status after the UK leaves the EU.

EU citizens who arrive by 29 March 2019 and have lived in the UK for 5 years will be able to apply to stay indefinitely by getting ‘settled status’.

People who won’t have been here for 5 years when we leave, but arrive here by 29 March 2019, will be able to apply for permission to stay on until they reach the 5-year threshold. They can then also apply for settled status.

All family members who are living with or join EU citizens by 29 March 2019 will also be able to apply for settled status after 5 years in the UK. Children born after exit are protected if their parents are protected. Close family members will be able to join their families in the UK after exit.

EU citizens looking to remain in the UK will be able to apply for their new status through a new streamlined, user-friendly application scheme, due to launch in late 2018.

Rights to healthcare, pensions and other benefits in the UK will remain the same."

The full declaration and more information can be found from:

Finland in Bristol would like to emphasise that the information here is based on the information disclosed on the page linked above. We do not have any further information in regards to Brexit and we do not take responsibility of possible changes to the information given here.