>> The uncertainty of a post-Brexit future is over for the more than 3 million European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom. The British government has outlined its plans for new rules, which will allow EU citizens and their families living in Britain a new UK immigration status. So what do they have to do?
Reuters Michael Holden explains.>> The government says it's very simple process. There's just three things that people will need to do. Firstly, they just need to prove their identity. Secondly, prove you've been a resident in Britain for five years. And lastly, they will do a check to make sure you're not a serious criminal.
If you meet all those criteria, then you will get the settled status.>> The details can all be filled in online or via a smartphone app, although that's currently not available to Apple users. Unless people choose to, there'll be no face-to-face discussions. This scheme, which will be phased in later this year, will run until June 2021.
>> Anyone living in Britain up until the end of December 2020, will be eligible to apply. Those who haven't been living here for five years, up until that point, they can get pre-settled status. And then once they've reached that five year point, they'll be able to apply for this full settled status and able to live in Britain indefinitely.
>> Some 1,500 staff will work on the project, which the Home Office says will be a simple and straightforward process.>> That's what they say, they will look to help people get this immigration status, rather than refusing them.>> While the outcome of Brexit won't impact the scheme, Britain is still waiting for the remaining EU states to layout their plans for the 900,000 or so Brits living across their countries.