Unlimited numbers of EU migrants will still be able to come to Britain for up to three years even if there is no deal, the Government admitted last night.
Sajid Javid said that citizens from the bloc would be allowed to enter the UK to visit, work or study after Brexit day on March 29.
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EU citizens coming after March 29 will be granted European Temporary Leave to Remain. This new policy does not apply to EU citizens in the UK before Brexit, whose rights to live and work will be protected by the EU Settlement Scheme. The initial Temporary Leave will be granted for three years and EU migrants wanting to stay more than three years will need to apply again under new immigration rules which will come into force on January 1, 2021.
As for family members of EU citizens, with this new form of leave they will need to apply in advance for a family permit.