Immigration

Home Office written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of (i) EU and (ii) EEA nationals that will have the right to reside permanently in the UK; and (b) number UK citizens that will have the right to reside permanently in EU Member states after March 2019.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

a) The impact assessment for the EU Settlement Scheme estimates that between 3.5m and 4m EEA nationals (excluding Irish nationals) will be eligible to apply for the scheme by the end of the Implementation Period in December 2020.

The IA is published at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/875/impacts.

b) The Home Office does not hold this information. The Office for National Statistics has published estimates of the number of UK nationals who are resident in other EU countries at:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/internationalmigration/articles/livingabroad/april2018

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