The government of the United Kingdom has allocated £3 million in grant to fund charities and other voluntary organizations to help the UK nationals currently living in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway about the need to register or apply for residency post-Brexit.
According to a statement published by the UK government portal, the government wants to support the over 1 million UK nationals that live in the EU and EFTA countries – focusing on those who may find it harder to complete all the paperwork. In particular, on pensioners or disabled people, those living in remote areas or with mobility difficulties, and those needing assistance with language translation or interpretation, in a bid.
The UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that the government wants to prepare Britons living in the EU for Brexit, whatever the outcomes are.
“The UK will be leaving the EU on October 31st and we want to help UK nationals living across the EU to be fully ready for Brexit, whatever the circumstances. This funding will ensure people get the support they need to apply to protect their residency rights and access to services,” Secretary Raab said.
The interested organizations working with people who might be affected and who might require additional support should apply for project funding from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office from 19 September.
“This extra assistance will build on the support that British Embassies are already providing,” the statement of the government reads.
It also encourages Britons living in the EU and EFTA member states to visit the guides on the government’s website, with specific information for each country, as well as to take action now to register or apply for residency and for healthcare in their host country.
It also encourages its nationals in the EU to exchange their UK driving licenses and check that their passports are valid for travel.
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