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Brexit & You – What it means

On the 29th March 2019 Britain is due to leave the EU so what does this mean to all of us?

The free movement of people ends 31 st December 2020 (30th June 2021 if the UK enters into a deal). If you are an EU National it will have no immediate change for you and your family if they are living in the UK.

However, any EU Nationals will need to apply for ‘Settlement Status’ and this is broken down into two sectors, if you have been in the UK for less than 5 years then you will need to apply for ‘Pre-Settlement Status’ and if you have been here for more than 5 years you can apply for ‘Full Settlement Status’.

Anyone using an Android mobile device can download an App called EU Exit: ID DocumentCheck and follow the on-screen instructions. Alternatively, for further information you can visit the government website; From 29th March there will be no charge for applications for settlement status, although anyone applying before this date may be charged £65.00 but this cost can be claimed back.

The above is based upon an assumption of a no ‘deal’ Brexit, however, if the UK exits the EU under ‘a deal’ then the rights of an EU National living in the UK will remain the same until 30th June 2021.

They will still need to apply for ‘settled’ status prior to this date as outlined above.

If you are looking to drive your motor vehicle outside of the UK after the 29th March 2019 then you will need to apply to your vehicle insurance company for a ‘Green Card’ which will provide evidence that you have insurance whilst driving your vehicle in the EU.

Whilst we are endeavouring to provide you with information regarding Brexit and what this means to everyone, some of the information from the government may change. We will look to update this page with any relevant changes to keep everyone informed as and when we get to know, so review this page on a regular basis.

Please check here for more information: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

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