It’s the last few days for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 to apply for settled status at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021.
All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens need to apply to continue to work, study, and access free healthcare and benefits in the UK after 30 June 2021.
Eligible family members can also apply for settled status, who can join their:
- spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner
- child or grandchild aged under 21
- dependent child or grandchild of any age
- dependent parent or grandparent
This includes family members adopted under an adoption order recognised in UK law.
A new points-based immigration system came into place on 1 January 2021 and everyone arriving into the UK on or after 1 January 2021, will be subject to the new rules.
Figures released by the government show that more than 28,000 of the city's EU citizens have now applied to the EU Settlement Scheme.
We want our EU family to stay in Brighton & Hove
Councillor Marianna Ebel, chair of the council’s Brexit working group, said: “With just a few days left before the deadline of 30 June, I urge all our EU citizens to apply to the scheme.
“We’re proud that our city is a diverse, welcoming and inclusive European destination and we want EU citizens to continue living, working and visiting our city.
"Brexit has not changed that, it’s a fundamental part of who we are.
“The figures released by the government are encouraging signs and I’m glad that so many EU residents want to stay with us and have taken steps to protect their rights."
The EUSS application process is free and there is support available for anyone who needs it.