Updated 1pm: I’m grateful to Cheryl LaMontagne for the following analysis of the session held by Julia Longbottom this morning:
People asked all the questions you expected them to and the basic answer is, nothing changes for the next two years until we leave the EU. Rights of residency and movement, access to healthcare, both of UK and EU citizens, are among the highest things on the priority list. She took many opportunities to stress the government’s commitment to communication with those of us who are overseas and listed the channels they are using.
In essence, as I have outlined HERE, everything of concern to British residents or property owners here will be the subject of negotiations which will take place over the next two years. There is no new information until negotiations start, and it will be a matter of policy as to what details the Government will release about the negotiations, and when. Needless to say, as soon as I have any information of any sort I will publish it on the Brexit post.
Updated 11 April: Just a reminder of this live Facebook session with FCO Consular Director Julia Longbottom this morning at 11am to focus on questions about Brexit from British nationals living in the EU.
Original post 7 April: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has announced that Consular Director Julia Longbottom will be taking part in a Facebook Live Q&A at 11am next Tuesday, 11 April. The event will be taking place on the FCO Travel Facebook page HERE, and will focus on answering queries about Brexit from British nationals living in the EU.
If you have any questions about your rights and status as a UK national living in the EU following Article 50 being triggered this is a good opportunity to talk direct to the Foreign Office about them. You can post your questions in advance in the comments section of that page.