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The International Student Advisory Team (ISAT) is here to support all students who are not from the UK. We are also here to help with any immigration issues students' may have. If you have any questions on your immigration status or exercising your EU Treaty Rights in the UK, please come and visit us or send us an email at isat@uea.ac.uk.

ISAT will continue to keep you updated on any developments via this webpage and emails. 


Updated 24/07/2018

EU citizens living in the UK and their family members will need to apply under the settlement scheme to obtain their new UK immigration status. Under the scheme there are 3 key steps to complete.

  1. Prove your identity,
  2. Show that that you live in the UK,
  3. Declare that you have no serious criminal convictions.

The planned fee for applying under the scheme is proposed at £65 and £32.50 for children under 16. If you already have a valid permanent residence or indefinite leave to remain documentation, you will be able to exchange it for settled status for free.

The Home Office are planning to check employment and benefit records held by government which will mean that, for many, proof of residence will be automatic. If you have not yet lived in the UK for five years will be granted pre-settled status and be able to apply for settled status once you reach the five-year point. From April 2019, this second application will be free of charge.

The settlement scheme will open in a phased way from later this year and will be fully open by 30 March 2019. The deadline for applications will be 30 June 2021. 

More details on how EU citizens and their families can obtain settled status in the UK can be found on the statement of intent.


Updates, Information and Resources

HM Government - EU Citizens' Rights Agreement - sign up for email updates and information 

GOV.UK - Status of EU Citizens in the UK - information from the UK government

British Council - EU Students in the UK

UKCISA - EU Referendum: what we know for EU students

Update 26 June 2017 on the Status of EU Citizens in the UK

Options for EU Citizens in the UK

HM Government - Rights of EU Citizens in the UK