Immigrants: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of John Woodcock John Woodcock Independent, Barrow and Furness

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) permanent residence and (b) settled status will be required to apply for citizenship after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

One of the requirements for naturalisation as a British citizen is that the person is free of immigration time restrictions. This will not change. EU citizens and their family members can currently meet that requirement by having permanent residence under the EEA Regulations. They will be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, which will allow them to show that they meet this requirement after the UK leaves the EU.

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