Right to reside
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 more by reading our Settled Status Guide (updated July 2019).
Applications are now open for the Settled Status Scheme, this opened on 30 March 2019 with a deadline for applications of 30 June 2021 (or 31 December 2020 if there is ‘no deal’).
You can find more about how to apply by downloading the UK Government’s guide here.
The UK Parliament has not accepted the government’s plan for Brexit. This means that the UK might leave the EU without a deal. The UK government announced it would implement the ‘Settled Status’ scheme in the event of no deal – with some changes. Read in detail: Policy paper on citizens’ rights in the event of a no deal Brexit.
My Right to Reside Factsheet
This factsheet provides a brief summary of the rights of you and your family members to live in Scotland before, during and after the Brexit transition period.
This Information is intended for guidance only and was reproduced from information from The Human Rights Consortium Scotland, JustRight Scotland & Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe.
***This factsheet is being updated. Will upload it in due course
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.
Guidance on the immigration arrangements for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who move to the UK after Brexit if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.