Brexit materials—citizens’ rights
Brexit materials—citizens’ rights

The following Immigration guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Brexit materials—citizens’ rights
  • Citizens’ rights: withdrawal agreement and settled status
  • Background
  • Post-Brexit immigration for EEA nationals
  • Other LexisNexis Brexit materials
  • Settled status/pre-settled status
  • Implementation
  • EEA citizenship and dual citizenship
  • Withdrawal agreement negotiations
  • Phase 1 agreement

This Practice Note sets out a summary of the background, timetable and current position in relation to the citizens’ rights aspect of the UK's withdrawal from the EU (Brexit). It also provides a compilation of links to News Analysis and other key materials relating to the withdrawal agreement and the EU Settlement Scheme (by which the UK government is implementing the citizens’ rights aspects of the withdrawal agreement).

Citizens’ rights: withdrawal agreement and settled status

This Practice Note includes a compilation of News Analysis and key materials relating to:

  1. the relevant withdrawal agreement negotiations and final agreement on citizens’ rights

  2. settled status/pre-settled status, and

  3. EEA citizenship and dual citizenship—this is relevant where clients are considering making an application for British citizenship or citizenship of an EEA country or Switzerland

Summary of current position

The UK and the EU have now ratified the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community , as an international treaty, following the approval of the UK and European Parliaments, and the European Council. As such:

  1. as of 11 pm on exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but there will be a transition period (known in the UK legislation as an ‘implementation