Impact assessment

Impact assessment of European Temporary Leave to Remain

This is an impact assessment of temporary immigration arrangements for EEA and Swiss citizens and their close family members moving to the UK after Brexit if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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Impact assessment of European Temporary Leave to Remain

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This is an impact assessment considering potential impacts relating to the introduction of European Temporary Leave to Remain, which was contained in a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 170) laid before Parliament on 24 October 2019.

European Temporary Leave to Remain will, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, form part of the immigration arrangements that will apply to EEA and Swiss citizens and their close family members who are moving to the UK after Brexit and before the introduction of the new points-based immigration system from January 2021.

Irish citizens’ rights are unaffected by these new arrangements. They can continue to come to the UK to live and work as now.

EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members living in the UK before exit can, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, apply for status under the EU Settlement Scheme until 31 December 2020.

Find out more about the EU Settlement Scheme on GOV.UK.

Published 25 October 2019