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Getting ready for EU Exit (Brexit)

The UK is due to leave the European Union on 31 October 2019.

Advice for residents

For government advice for EU citizens and their families living in the UK and UK nationals living in Europe, please visit the Brexit webpage on the government website.

If you have any queries please phone 0300 123 7379, (8am to 8pm on weekdays and from 9.30am to 4.30pm at the weekend).

EU Settlement Scheme

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK.

The EU Settlement Scheme helps eligible people settle in the UK after Brexit.

Who can apply? Citizens of:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Switzerland

Apply for settled status

Deadlines for applying

No Brexit deal
If there's a no deal Brexit, you have to apply before 31 December 2020.

Brexit deal
In the event of a Brexit deal, you have to apply by 30 June 2021.

Travelling to Europe post Brexit

The government has also published advice on other things such as:

  • buying from Europe
  • passports
  • driving and travel
  • EHIC cards
  • pets
  • mobile roaming fees

For more information, please visit the prepare for Brexit if you live in the UK webpage.

Follow the government's advice to check if you or your business are ready for Brexit.​

Get ready for Brexit - GOV.UK

Advice for businesses

The government has published advice for preparing your business or organisation for the UK leaving the EU.​


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