The European citizens legally residing in the UK will continue to benefit from the rights offered by European legislation, based on a settled status.
The status will guarantee their right of residence before the date of Brexit, after a residence period of at least five years, according to the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE).
“With regard to citizens’ rights, the UK and the European Union have agreed that European citizens legally residing in the UK and their family members will continue to benefit from the rights conferred by the European legislation on the basis of obtaining a settled status, ziare.com informs.
This status will guarantee the right of residence for European citizens established in the UK before the date of Brexit, after a residence period of at least five years,” the MAE release reads.
Until the five years period is over, European citizens will be able to apply for a temporary status.
The settled status will be the only document that will attest to the legal residence of European citizens in the Kingdom after the date of UK withdrawal from the EU.
On its basis, European citizens will be able to continue living, studying and working in the UK.
At the same time, all professional qualifications obtained or in progress prior to Brexit will be recognized by the two parties, MAE informs.