The UK government has reached an agreement with the European Union on citizens’ rights. This agreement will protect your rights after the UK leaves the EU and enable you to continue to live your life as you do now. It also covers your family members.
Settled status and pre-settled status
In order to secure your rights, you will need to apply for settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme. The scheme will open fully by 30 March 2019.
Your rights will not change until 2021 so there is no need for you to apply for status as soon as the scheme opens.
A guide to the EU Settlement Scheme for EU citizens and their family members is on GOV.UK. Details of the scheme are still subject to approval by Parliament.