The scheme

Security checks

Prisoner

Criminality and security checks will be carried out on all applications for status under the scheme. This aims to identify serious or persistent criminals and anyone who may present a threat and to protect all UK residents, so it won’t affect the vast majority of EU nationals and their family members.

In the Statement of Intent, the government has said:

we are not concerned here with minor offences, such as a parking fine

Assessment of criminal offences

Based on the date the offence was committed