This web page is an introduction and does not cover all the issues. For more detailed information and legal guidance, download the full fact sheet at the side and bottom of this page. This page is correct as of 18 August 2019.
This fact sheet provides information on residence rights derived from European Union (EU) case law. For more information about the rights of EU nationals and their family members while the UK remains a part of the EU, click here. For more information about the EU settlement scheme, click here. And for more information about the rights of EU national (and family member) children in care and care leavers, click here.
Please note that, for ease of reference, we are using the terms EU and EU citizens, but these terms will also cover rights of citizens of EEA and Switzerland unless specifically stated otherwise.
EU derivative rights of residence
Do derivative rights lead to permanent residence?
The EU settlement scheme
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