Brexit: possible deportation for EU Citizens Who Miss Deadline

Expat Academy Brexit: possible deportation for EU Citizens Who Miss Deadline  On 10 October 2019, the Home Office Minister Brandon Lewis told a German newspaper that, in a no-deal Brexit, EU citizens could be deported from the UK if they fail to apply for settled status by the 31 December 2020 deadline, even if they fulfil all legal conditions for a residence permit.

It is unclear whether this policy would also apply in the case of Brexit with a deal, if EU citizens fail to apply for settled status before the deadline of 30 June 2021.

Previously, the Home Office has briefed that officials will do everything possible to grant EU nationals the right to remain, and has avoided commenting on the consequences of missing the deadline.

The Minister later said that there is plenty of help available to EU citizens applying for the scheme and that those with reasonable grounds for missing the deadline will be allowed extra time.

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