There has been no change to the rights and status of EU nationals in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU, as a result of the referendum.

You have a ‘right to reside’ in the UK if you’re a national of the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

If you’re from the EEA or Switzerland

You have a right to reside if you’re from the EEA or Switzerland and you’re either:

  • employed
  • self-employed
  • registered as a jobseeker

You need comprehensive medical insurance for yourself and your family if you’re not working or looking for work (eg you’re studying or able to support yourself).

You need a certificate to work in the UK if you’re from Croatia.

Family members

If you have the right to reside your close relatives also have the right to reside. Close relatives are your:

  • spouse or civil partner
  • children
  • grandchildren under 21
  • dependent parents or grandparents

If you’re from outside the EEA

If you’re from outside the EEA and you aren’t a close relative of someone with the right to reside you need a visa to stay in the UK.