Right to reside
In here you will find resources on the rights of you and your family members to live in Scotland before, during and after the Brexit transition period.
If you are an EU citizen living in the UK, then in order to secure your rights to remain here after Brexit, you will probably need to apply for the new “Settled Status”.
How to do this and what are the currently known key dates and facts? Find out reading our Settled Status guide (updated January 2019).
The negotiations between the UK and the EU are still not finalised. This means that the UK might leave the EU without a deal.
However, the UK government announced it would implement the “Settled Status” scheme in the event of no deal – with some changes. Read in detail here: Policy paper on citizens’ rights in the event of a no deal Brexit.
If you are still unsure how to apply for the “Settled Status”, read this comprehensive article about the “Settled Status” application process by Free Movement.
It is a website run by legal specialists, offering updates, commentary and advice on immigration and asylum law.
As part of your “Settled Status” application, the UK government will check if you have been resident in the UK. What to do if the checks don’t work? Read this explainer article by the Free Movement.
The article also provides some template letters. However, a full list on documents you may provide is here: Documentary evidence of residence in the UK.
Most of the sections on this page explain rights of the EU citizens who currently live in the UK. Those EU citizens who will arrive to the UK after a certain date (depending on the result of negotiations) will probably have different rights. Read here: Government outlines no deal arrangements for EU citizens.
Scottish government has published a webpage about EU citizens’ rights and the Scottish Government position on the ongoing EU-UK negotiations. The page includes links to more resources and reports on EU citizens in the UK.
Do you qualify for “Settled Status” and what is the best course of action for you? A quick quiz by SCVO, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.