The UK will immediately introduce a visa regime for citizens of the EU countries who plan to stay in the country for more than three months, if “Brexit” will be implemented without an agreement on further cooperation between London and Brussels. This was reported by the financial Times, citing British interior Minister Sajid Javid.
According to the head of the interior Ministry, in the case of “hard” Brexit after March 29 between Britain and the EU “once and for all” stop the free movement of citizens, which “corresponds to the results of the referendum”. “We need to take a hands-on approach and minimize all disruption to ensure that the UK remains open to business. That is why we will introduce time — limited transitional mechanisms and provide EU citizens arriving after March 29 with a temporary residence permit,” said Javid.
According to the “Brexit” scenario without a deal, EU citizens will have to obtain a temporary residence permit in the UK if they intend to stay in the Kingdom for more than three months. This immigration status will be granted for a period of up to three years, and to obtain it will be necessary to pay a fee and go through all the necessary procedures related to the identification and verification of identity.