Leaving the Eu: Rights of EU Citizens

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:44 pm on 5th November 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration 3:44 pm, 5th November 2018

I wonder whether my hon. Friend should declare an interest. Of course, EU nationals who are living here will need to go through the settled status scheme to make sure they have access to pension rights and settled status rights, as I have set out. Of course it is important that anyone who has been here for five years can apply for settled status straightaway, and those who have been here for less than five years will be able to apply for pre-settled status and can then apply for settled status once they have been here for five years.