Immigrants: EEA Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Philippa Whitford Philippa Whitford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether permanent residence cards for EEA nationals will remain valid if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Photo of Philippa Whitford Philippa Whitford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether permanent residence cards will remain valid for people who have those cards on the basis of being the family member of an EEA national if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

In either a deal or no deal scenario, permanent residence (and other) documents which confirm a right to reside under Directive 2004/38EC (the Free Movement Directive) will cease to be valid when EU law ceases to apply.

However, EU citizens and their family members who have a documented right of permanent residence can exchange this for settled status free of charge.

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