Settled status scheme for EU expats in the UK now fully open

by Ray Clancy on April 8, 2019

The UK continues to be embroiled in a kind of Brexit meltdown with expats left not knowing when, or if, their status is going to change, but the scheme for European citizens to apply for settled status is now officially open.

Those who have lived in the UK for five years or longer can apply for settled status while those who have lived in the UK for under five years can apply for what is known as pre-settled status.

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It has also been confirmed that health and social care workers from the EU with professional qualifications can continue to practice in the UK as they do now whether there is a deal or no deal.

It means up to 63,000 NHS staff and 104,000 social care workers who qualified in the EU or Switzerland can have their training and experience accepted by all regulatory bodies for the health and social care sectors, including the General Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the General Pharmaceutical Council, the General Dental Council and the Health and Care Professions Council. [click to continue…]

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