The UK government has reached an agreement with the EU that will protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members living in the UK.
It has also reached an agreement with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein for European Economic Area (EEA) nationals, and a separate agreement with Switzerland, which is neither an EU nor EEA member but is part of the single market. This means Swiss nationals have the same rights to live and work in the UK as other EEA nationals.
These agreements mean that most citizens from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will need to apply to stay in the UK. They can then continue living their lives here as they do now.
There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens currently living in the UK until 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.