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
  • Legal mechanism for ending the free movement regime
  • 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 ‘settled status’ regime (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

The referendum vote and withdrawal negotiations

On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its EU membership. A 51.9% majority voted in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29 March 2017, the UK government gave formal notification of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. Under the terms of Article 50, unless the parties otherwise agree, the terms of the withdrawal must be agreed within two years, or the UK will leave the EU without agreement. One