The government says it wants to make the process of staying as easy as possible.
Under the proposal, the government says there’ll be two types of immigration status: ‘Settled status’ for EU citizens who have been living in the UK for 5 years by December 31, 2020, and ‘pre-settled status’ for those who’ve been in the UK less than 5 years – they will be able to stay and apply for settled status later.
Family members, dependents and unmarried partners will also be allowed to apply to live in the UK after a certain amount of time.
Many Europeans in Britain are deeply worried about the future.
Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports.