#2 EU citizens, who fall within the above deadline, will be able to bring (‘sponsor’) direct family members even after that date, as long as the relationship existed on 31/12/2020.
#3 New online application process starting end of 2018 and implemented by 29.03.2019.
The main points are explained below.
#4 No documents will be needed for many to prove you have worked for 5 years. No comprehensive sickness insurance for students.
#5 It will cost £65 (same as now), cheaper for children. if you have a PR by then - free.
#6 Deadline for registering - 30 June 2021.
#7 Under the current system you don’t have to apply for PR but under the new system you will.
#8 Even now family members (of any nationality) can apply without original passport.
#9 Why would you apply now? Because you could then apply for British Citizenship.
#10 Businesses employing European workers.
If you are currently employing European workers, the procedure remains the same as before. The effect on the worker’s right is expected to derive from the worker’s status in the UK – as per the above. If your employees have or can retain their current residency status in the UK, you would be able to continue employing them. If they have to qualify under the post-Brexit regime, you would need to follow the new – yet unknown – procedure.