Almost 400,000 Romanians have so far registered for permanent resident status or for pre-settled status, an impressive number, according to the diplomat.So far, no difficulties have been reported in the registration process for Romanian citizens to regulate their stay in the United Kingdom. "If they exist, I invite those who face certain situations to inform us and we will resolve this through dialogue with the British authorities," said Dan Mihalache, urging calm and following the legal procedures that were established by the authorities. UK.
"I do not see changes, the electorate has expressed its political will, we will work with the new Conservative government." "We are looking at how to shape the future government and the future projects we can build after Brexit, a renewed, deep strategic partnership with the UK, which we are already working on and we are interested in continuing," the ambassador said.
Parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom on Thursday were won by the Conservative Party led by Boris Johnson, a result that will enable him to honor his country's promise to leave the European Union on January 31, 2020, after several delays.
There are two types of status for EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, depending on the period of continuous residence in the UK. The first type is resident status (Settled Status), and European citizens who have resided in the UK for 5 consecutive years or more will be eligible for this status. Those who obtain this status will retain the same rights that they currently have: the right to work, the right to study, the right to access the British medical system and the social security system on the territory of Great Britain for an unlimited period.
The second type is the Pre-Settled Status and stipulates that European nationals who have resided in the UK for less than 5 consecutive years will be eligible for Pre-Settled Status. Those who receive Pre-Settled Status will be able to live in the UK for a period of 5 years, which will give them the time they need to be eligible to obtain Settled Status. Those who obtain pre-Settled Status will retain the same rights they currently have – the right to work, the right to study, the right to access the British medical system and the social security system in the UK – but after the 5 years of continuous stay, must apply for Settled Status, which is not granted automatically.