We recognise that this is a difficult time for EU and EEA citizens living in Scotland, many of whom have lived here for decades and built lives here with their families. EU and EEA citizens are understandably concerned about their future rights and status. The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020.
The vast majority of these British citizens will continue to live in Scotland whatever political changes may occur. They are not going anywhere. Scotland is already a part of the European Union, even if some politicians in London are attempting to take Scotland out of …
Visa and Immigration Scotland.org? If you are an EU, EEA, Swiss citizens and their family members who lived in Scotland before the end of December 2020, you can apply for settled status through the EU settlement scheme. You have until 30 June 2021 to apply for this.
What Living as an Expat in Scotland Is Really Like? For this month’s Living Abroad series, we’re talking to Camila, a Canadian travel writer living in Scotland. Here, she talks about celebrating Burns night, understanding the thick Scottish accent, and her tips on moving to Scotland. She also discusses the pros and cons of living in Scotland, and shares what she misses most about home.
There are 168,000 non-British EU citizens living in Scotland - they too will remain EU citizens whatever the outcome of the referendum - in fact their votes may well be the ones which determine the outcome of the referendum.
EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can stay in the UK as a visitor for up to 6 months without a visa. Irish citizens have no visa requirements and can travel to the UK as they did before Brexit. Other foreign nationals might need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa. You can check here if you need a UK visa.
What do EU citizens living in the UK think of Brexit? EU citizens residing in the UK before 31 December 2020, are allowed to stay but campaigners such as Catherine Smadja, President of the Association of French people in London, warn they have only six months to make sure they are granted settled status or pre-settled status by the Home Office. The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.
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