Government unveils plans for EEA nationals after Brexit

By 26th June 2017EEA

26 June 2017

Brexit may mean Brexit, but permanent doesn’t seem to mean permanent.

In proposals about the status of EEA nationals after Brexit that were published today, the government has said that everyone – even those who already have documentation confirming that they have acquired the right of permanent residence in the UK – will have to apply for a new status – either a ‘settled status’ or a ‘temporary status’.

Whether this will remain the government position, or will change during the course of the negotiations, remains to be seen, but it is unlikely that the EEA leaders will agree to the proposals in their current form.