EU Citizens: Three Questions To Stay In UK – applicants not expected to be turned down
EU citizens will have to answer three “simple” questions online if they want to continue living in the UK after Brexit, the home secretary has said.
Sajid Javid said the government’s “default” position would be to grant, not refuse, settled status.
People will be asked to prove their ID, whether they have criminal convictions and whether they live in the UK.
Their answers will be checked against government databases and a decision given “very quickly”, said Mr Javid.
The scheme will operate online and via a smartphone app, Mr Javid said, and would be “as simple as people can reasonably expect”, with most decisions turned around within two weeks or sooner.
This is good news for the EU citizens living in the UK. Many were in doubt about status in the country following Brexit.
Applications will cost £65 for adults and £32.50 for children and be free for EU nationals who already have residency or indefinite leave to remain.
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