EU natives living in the UK 

More than three million EU natives living in the UK 

Around 3.6 million individuals living in the UK in 2016 were natives of another EU nation. That is around 6% of the UK populace. A comparative extent were conceived in whatever is left of the EU. 

Of those 3.6 million, an expected one million are Polish nationals, the biggest single nationality from whatever is left of the EU. They're trailed by an expected 335,000 Irish nationals and 328,000 Romanians. 

These figures aren't sure: they're founded on an overview of family units and that implies there's an edge for blunder for the figure for every nationality. Clean and Irish subjects are plainly the most various, yet additionally down the rundown, the 'rank request' of nationalities isn't solid. 

2.2 million EU nationals working in the UK 

Around 2.4 million nationals of other EU nations are in work, starting at prior this year. That is around 7% of individuals in work—the most noteworthy on record. 

EU nationals of working age will probably be in work than UK nationals and non-EU residents. Around 81% of working age EU natives in the UK were in work in spring this year, contrasted with around 75% of UK nationals and 61% of individuals from outside the EU. 

That is halfway determined by the way that nationals of other EU nations will probably go to the UK to work. A little more than 66% of EU national foreigners said they went to the UK either for work or to discover an occupation in the year to March 2017. Just about 33% of non-EU nationals say the same. Read more



Who are “close family members”?

Close family members include spouses, civil partners, unmarried partners, dependant children and grandchildren, and dependant parents and grandparents. Family members do not need to be from the EU; they can come from anywhere in the world (referred to as non-EU citizen family member).

Settled status and pre-settled status

If you have been resident in the UK for more than five continuous years you will be eligible for settled status. If you receive settled status this means there is no time limit on how long you can stay in the UK.

If you have been a resident for less than five years you will be eligible for pre-settled status. If you receive pre-settled status this means you can stay in the UK for a period of five years. This will allow you to remain in the UK until you are eligible for settled status, generally once you have lived continuously in the UK for five years.

How do I apply?

To get settled status or pre-settled status, you’ll need to fill in a short online application form using a computer, tablet or mobile phone. The application will ask for basic factual information like your name, address and reference numbers such as your passport, national identity card or National Insurance number.


There will be support available over the phone or in person if you need help to complete the online application form, including contact centre support if you have questions about your individual application. For more information on the support available visit GOV.UK.

When can I apply?

The EU Settlement Scheme will fully open by 30 March 2019. In line with the draft Withdrawal Agreement, you will be able to apply until 30 June 2021 and your rights will remain unchanged until then, provided that you were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020.