U.K. to charge EU citizens 65 pounds to stay after Brexit
The British government unveiled its settlement scheme for EU citizens and revealed that authorities won’t accept photographs, greetings cards or personal scrapbooks as evidence of how long someone has been in Britain.
Proof of employment, mortgage statements or rent will be sufficient; utility bills, travel tickets or a doctor’s note could also be taken into account.
The price is 65 pounds for adults; half that for children.
EU citizens and their family members who’ve been resident in the U.K. for five years ore more will be eligible for “settled status,” the Home Office said.
Otherwise they will get “pre-settled status” allowing them to stay in the U.K. for five years, at which point they can apply for settled status. Both give the same access to healthcare and other benefits. ■