EU nationals to be granted right to stay in UK for three years in case of no-deal Brexit

The British government has abandoned plans to end freedom of movement for European Union citizens immediately after a possible no-deal Brexit and will instead return to an earlier policy of giving them three years' temporary leave to remain.

The government will grant all EU nationals entering Britain between the planned Brexit date at the end of October and the end of 2020 a three-year right to remain. The Home Office said applications for temporary leave would open once Britain had left the bloc without a deal and involve a "simple online process" including identity, security and criminal record checks. The government's EU settlement scheme aims to register EU nationals living in Britain, giving them a new legal right to remain. But so far only about 1 million of the estimated 3 million plus EU nationals living in Britain have registered to remain.

Source: VOV5