It was presumed that former Home Secretary Theresa May is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who will trigger the Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
Suggestions for EU Nationals in the UK:
EU, EEA, Swiss Citizens, and their family members who do not have EU/EEA Permanent Residence Card for the UK should start to consider to apply.
EU, EEA, Swiss Citizens and their family members who have been living continuously for 5 years and exercised their Treaty Rights are eligible to apply for Permanent Residence Card according to EU law, and it is also possible to apply for both Permanent Residence Card and Naturalisation as a British Citizenship at the same time if qualifying individuals have been living continuously in the UK for at least 6 years.
Those who are not eligible to apply for Permanent Residence Card can apply for a registration certificate, which will confirm that they exercise extended rights of residence and ensure that they have sufficient evidence of exercising their treaty rights.
It should be noted that it will take at least two years for the UK to leave EU from when notice is given under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
However, EU, EEA, Swiss Citizens and their family members are advised to look into the main areas of concerns, which need to be scrutinised and opportunity costs should be evaluated.
Leave Camp won by 52% to 48% where more than 30 million people voting. Once Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is invoked, the two-year process of negotiating will start in regards to a new trade relationship with UK’s former partners.
Once the UK officially leaves EU, EU Nationals most probably will require the valid leaves to enter the UK, thus we advise to apply for Permanent Residency in the UK when there is still time to do so.
Please contact us to discuss further if you have any further queries in the meantime.