The UK has exited the European Union and the UK Government has implemented new points-based immigration policy.
If you are an EU, EEA, Swiss passport holder or already have a permanent residence document, you are required to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme by June 30th 2021 to enable you to stay and work in the UK.
You may also be eligible for the EU Settlement Scheme if you are not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen but your family member is (or if your family member is an eligible person of Northern Ireland).
How does EU Settlement Scheme work?
If you are eligible under the EU Settlement Scheme then you will be given Settled Status or Pre-Settled Status.
You will usually be given Settled Status where you have been in the UK for 5 or more continuous years.
You will usually be given Pre-Settled Status where you have been in the UK for less than 5 continuous years. Please note that if you are given Pre-Settled Status, you will be able to apply to switch to Settled-Status when you have been in the UK for 5 continuous years.
Your rights will be different depending on whether you are given Settled Status or Pre-Settled Status, although you will be permitted to work in the UK under either status.
Please note that the deadline to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021. If you or your family member is eligible but does not apply by this date then you will lose your right to live and work in the UK under free movement law. You should therefore ensure you are aware of your eligibility for the EU Settlement Scheme.
Where can I find more information?
Here is the Government article explaining the EU Settlement Scheme in full, and to enable you to understand whether you need to apply.
And here you can start your application.
The application process is free, and you will be able to find all required information on the government website.