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.
Please note that, for ease of reference, we are using the terms EU and EU citizens, and these terms will also cover rights of citizens in the EEA and Switzerland in this fact sheet unless specifically stated otherwise.
This fact sheet provides information on the residence rights of citizens of EU countries who are in the UK, and the rights of their family members.
For information on current negotiations and future rights check our information page on protecting EU children’s rights.
Who are European citizens?
What are the residence rights of EEA nationals in the UK?
Children in care
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