The UK left the EU on the 31 January 2020 but we are now in a transition phase until 31 December 2020 and EEA /Swiss nationals still have the right to live, work and study here, and to enter the UK with their passport or national identity card.
If you are planning on staying in the UK after the transition phase, then you will need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme.
Current students will also need to apply to be able to continue their studies after the transition period.
What is the EU settlement Scheme
The deadline to apply is 30 June 2021 and you will need to be living in the UK before 31 December 2020.
You can apply for settled or pre-settled status:
Settled Status is given to those who have been residing in the UK for 5 years.
Pre-settled Status is given to those who have been in the UK for less than 5 years. Once you have been here for 5 years you can then receive settled status.
Advice on the settlement scheme (UKCISA)
How do I apply?
You will need:
- your passport or national ID card or biometric residence permit for family members
- access to an android device or an iPhone 7 or above
- proof of residence or a National Insurance Number
Students arriving in September 2020 or January 2021
If you are arriving after the end of the transition period, 31 December 2020, then you will need to apply for a visa under the new Student visa route and get your visa before you can travel to the UK.