The UK is due to leave the European Union on 31 October. Any parents or carers of pupils who are EU, EEA or Swiss citizens need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 2020. The eligibility criteria for the settlement scheme as detailed by the government is as follows:
· You need to apply if you are an EU citizen or a non-EU family member of an EU citizen, this includes those with a UK permanent residence document. You do not need to apply if you have indefinite leave to remain or enter, or you are an Irish citizen, but you can if you want to.
· You need to be a resident in the UK by 31 December 2020. If you have been a resident in the UK for more than five continuous years you will be eligible for settled status. If you have been a resident for less than five continuous years you will be eligible for pre-settled status.
· You must not be a serious or persistent criminal, a threat to national security, or have a deportation order, exclusion order or exclusion decision against you.
If you would like any further information please visit the following government site: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families
Please note that this is information is correct as at 30 September 2019.