With Brexit looming, many EU nationals have yet to apply for settled status in the UK

Annabelle Timsit
With Brexit looming, many EU nationals have yet to apply for settled status in the UK

For the more than 3 million citizens of EU countries who live in the UK, Brexit is a bureaucratic nightmare. In order to stay in Britain past June 2021, EU citizens have to apply for special status, a process that, while begrudgingly offered free of charge, is anything but simple. “Settled” status is given to EU nationals who have lived in the UK for five years before applying, who can then stay in the UK indefinitely and apply for British citizenship a year after they get the status.