Only 100 days remain to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme 

Today marks 100 days remaining for EU citizens who have been living in the UK before 1 January 2020, to apply for EU Settled Status (EUSS).

The EUSS secures the rights of EU nationals as they are now, protecting the right to live and work in the UK and guaranteeing access to housing, benefits, pensions and healthcare.

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.

New figures released by the government show that 4,410 EU citizens in Brighton & Hove applied to the EUSS between 28 August and 31 December 2020.

A total of 26,550 of the city's EU residents have now applied to stay in the UK after the Brexit transition period ends this year on 31 December.

We want our EU family to stay in Brighton & Hove

Councillor Marianna Ebel, chair of the council’s Brexit working group, said: “With only 100 days left before the deadline of 30 June, I urge all our EU citizens to apply to the scheme.

"We’re working with partners across the city to get the message out. We want our EU family to stay in Brighton & Hove.

“We market our city as a cosmopolitan, 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. 

“It's really encouraging to see 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.

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