Fife Council has no control over Government policy surrounding BREXIT. However, we will do our best to make sure EU citizens living in Fife are aware of decisions and arrangements that may affect them, as well as advice and support resources.
See all the Government information about EU exit at https://www.gov.uk/government/brexit - where you can sign up for updates.
Settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens and their families
If you’re a European Union (EU) citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to get either settled or pre-settled status. This will mean you can continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020. This scheme will open fully by March 2019.
You will not need to apply if:
- you’re an Irish citizen
- you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK
- you have indefinite leave to enter the UK
Your family members from outside the UK and Ireland will still need to apply even if you do not need to.
On 21 January, the Government announced that there will be no fee when the scheme opens fully on 30 March 2019. Anyone who has applied already, or who applies and pays a fee during the test phases, will have their fee refunded. Details of the refunds process will be published on the .Gov website.
If you want to apply now, the fee (which will be refunded) is:
- £65 if you’re 16 or over
- £32.50 if you’re under 16
It’ll be free to apply if you already have a valid 'UK permanent residence document' or you already have indefinite leave to remain in or enter the UK.
Read more about this at https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families