Rights of foreign nationals in the UK


  1. Settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens and their families

    The EU Settlement Scheme for EU citizens and their families to remain in the UK after it leaves the EU ('Brexit'): who's eligible, how to apply, how much it costs.

  2. Countries in the EU and EEA

    The European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) - which countries are in the EU and EEA, the single market and free movement of goods, capital, services and people

  3. Apply for a UK residence card

    You can apply for a residence card if you’re from outside the EEA and living in the UK with a European partner or family member who's not British - eligibility, documents you must provide, how to apply, information about permanent residence

  4. Existing UK residence documents for EU citizens

    You can apply for a permanent residence document or registration certificate until 31 December 2020. You’ll still need to apply for settled status once the EU settlement scheme is open.

  5. Apply for a permanent residence document or permanent residence card: form EEA (PR)

    Form for an EEA or Swiss national, a non-EEA or non-Swiss family member of an EEA or Swiss national, to apply for a document certifying permanent residence or permanent residence card in UK.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Immigration Rules
  2. Using the ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app
  3. EU Settlement Scheme: application processing times
  4. EU Settlement Scheme: evidence of UK residence
  5. Acceptable right to work documents: an employer's guide
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News and communications

  1. Home Office launches toolkit for employers to support EU Settlement Scheme
  2. NHS workers and students to trial EU Settlement Scheme
  3. New scheme for overseas researchers to come to the UK
  4. Home Office publishes details of settlement scheme for EU citizens
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Research and statistics

  1. Impact of migration on UK consumer prices
  2. Operation Vaken: evaluation report
  3. Recommended shortage occupation lists for the UK and Scotland: full review with sunset clause, Feb 2013
  4. Review of the restrictions on Bulgaria and Romanian nationals
  5. Response to the Independent Chief Inspector's report on the Common Travel Area
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Call for evidence and briefing note: EEA-workers in the UK labour market
  2. Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review on teacher shortages
  3. Example case studies: EU Settlement Scheme
  4. EU Settlement Scheme statement of intent
  5. Example case studies: EU citizens' rights in the UK
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. EU Settlement Scheme private beta 1
  2. Gangmaster and Labour Abuse Authority: November 2017
  3. Gangmasters Licensing Authority: May 2017
  4. Gangmaster and Labour Abuse Authority: August 2017
  5. Applications for residence cards under the Surinder Singh directive
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