The EU Settlement Scheme will mean that:
For people living in the UK 5 years or longer
- Settled Status, also known as indefinite leave to remain in the UK, means there is no time limit on how long someone can stay in the UK. EU citizens who have been granted settled status will have the same access to work, study, healthcare, pensions and other benefits in the UK they have now.
- Settled status will only be lost if holders leave the UK for five years without returning.
- Any children born in the UK to an individual who has been granted settled status, will be British citizens by birth.
- The status will run alongside any rights under the EU Free Movement Directive, which run until 31 December 2020.
For people living in the UK under 5 years
- Pre-Settled Status, also known as limited leave to remain in the UK, allows people to live in the UK for a period of five years, that is, until they are eligible for settled status, generally once they have lived continuously in the UK for five years.
- EU citizens who have pre-settled status will have the same access to work, study, healthcare, pensions and other benefits in the UK according to the same rules as now.
- After five years living in the UK, individuals will be eligible for full settled status.
- Pre-settled status will run alongside existing rights as an EU citizen under the EU Free Movement Directive, which run until 31 December 2020.
Basis for assessment
- Czech Republic