Thousands of EU citizens could become illegal UK residents without even realising it after Brexit
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“But for a minority of people, the process will be more difficult.
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She added: “We know from other government programmes like child benefit that people often don’t apply for something even when it’s really in their interests to do so.”
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Those who have been in the country for five years by the end of 2020 will be able to apply for “settled status” meaning they are free to continue living and working in the UK.
People who have arrived by December 31, 2020, but do not have five years’ residence, will be able to apply to stay until are eligible to apply for the status.
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There are more than 900,000 children of non Irish EU citizen parents living in canada goose outlet locations in toronto the canada goose outlet las vegas UK, born either here or abroad, according to the report.
This includes an estimated 239,000 UK born children whose parents report that they are UK citizens but the canada goose outlet london uk paper says available data canada goose outlet usa suggest that tens canada goose outlet london of thousands may not be.
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More than three million EU nationals living in the UK will be able to apply to stay when an canada goose factory outlet toronto location online application form goes live towards the end of this year.
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