EU citizens staying in Scotland - advice for employers and landlords

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What does this involve?

The Scottish Government has published guidance and a toolkit for EU citizens who wish to stay in Scotland, as well as specific advice for their employers and landlords on their legal obligations and EU citizens’ rights.

Topics covered in this guidance include:

  • types of status of EU citizens who arrived in Scotland by 31 December 2020
  • things to consider if your employee arrived in the UK after 31 December 2020
  • employing EU, EEA and Swiss citizens from 1 July 2021
  • right to work checks
  • EU citizens’ rights to rent property in Scotland
  • additional resources and support

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

EU citizens who wish to stay in Scotland, their employers and landlords.

How long does this take?

It will take around 10 minutes to read the full guidance, or you can read just the sections that are most relevant to you.

Important information

This guidance does not apply to Irish citizens. Their rights to live, work and access public services in the UK are protected under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

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