Do you agree that the process of ‘settlement’ in the UK will be as easy as it is described?
This process is described as smooth, transparent, and streamlined. It is unclear how much this process will cost since some reports indicate it will be free while others state it will be for a fee that does not exceed that charged nationals in the issuing of similar documents. All applicants will be subject to background criminal checks and those who are UK residents will have their documents converted for free but will still undergo background criminal checks. UK citizens that move to other countries in the EU before the Brexit day will be allowed to reside in those countries. However, after the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, the UK citizens residing in the EU will not enjoy the same rights as the EU citizens residing in Britain. Since the decision to leave the EU has already been made, it is important for both regions to ensure a smooth transition and to work together to minimize the negative implications.
Brexit has resulted in various negative implications. It has disrupted the freedom of movement for people, services, goods, and capital. Additionally, it has altered the trading ways of the country and the UK must create new business relations and negotiate new free trade agreements. Since their decision to withdraw from the EU, the UK was given a two-year transition period during which it will negotiate with the EU to determine how they will move forward. It is important that these two parties agree on terms that will not hinder the growth and development of their societies and economies.