Back to our thinking

    Millions of EU Citizens Applied to Stay in the UK After Brexit but Doubt Remains for Millions More


    Immigration Partner Ahmed Ajina gives his expert advice in Forbes.

    After the UK voted to leave the European Union, the residency status of around 3 million EU citizens living in Britain was put at risk. According to the UK government, nearly 2 million of the EU citizens living in the UK have applied to the controversial EU settlement scheme. 

    Discussing the EU settlement scheme, Ahmed says, "EU nationals who have acquired pre-settled status will still need to reapply under the EU settlement scheme to convert their pre-settled status into ‘settled status.’ This means that EU nationals who have only been granted ‘pre-settled status’ remain in a perilous position until they have lived in the UK for a continuous period of five years and may risk their right to reside in the UK altogether if they are unable to achieve this.”

    Read the full article online here.

    Share this article

    Similar articles

    More articles from Seddons