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, EEA, swiss citizen living in the UK, then in order to secure your rights to remain here after Brexit, you will probably need to register under the new EU Settlement Scheme.
How to do this and what are the currently known key dates and facts? Find out more by reading our Settled Status Guide (updated February 2020).
The EU Settlement Scheme is a new immigration system for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens, and their family members, living in the UK who wish to stay in the country after Brexit. Only those who are residentes in the UK by the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, can apply. It opened on 30 March 2019 and the deadline for applications is 30 June 2021.
You can find more about how to apply by downloading the UK Government’s guide here.
In this link you can find translations of the settled status for EU citizens and their families guidance in the 26 EU languages.
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.
The Delegation will continue the service so far provided by the Representation related to EU Citizens Rights. All enquiries on Citizens’ rights matters can therefore be directed to the Delegation. Citizens can also continue to call the Europe Direct Contact Centre from the United Kingdom under 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11 (free phone) or submit their question by web form. EU citizens in the UK seeking more information can contact their local embassies or consulates.
Take this test in the Government’s website to find out what you or your family need to do to stay in the UK.
If you are still unsure how to apply for the Settled Status, you can find more information by visiting freemovement.org.uk – a website run by legal specialists, offering updates, commentary and advice on immigration and asylum law.
Learn about a right of appeal to the immigration tribunal for people refused pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.