From January 1, 2021, a new points-based immigration system will come into effect, ending freedom of movement.
Foreign criminals sentenced to more than a year in prison will be banned from entering the UK under strict new immigration rules.
Today the Home Secretary Priti Patel will on Monday unveil details of the new points-based system.
The new rules will mean EU citizens, including criminals, will be treated in the same way as migrants from the rest of the world.
Ministers will be given powers to prohibit or deport foreign offenders who have received jail sentences of more than a year, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The paper said officials will also be able to bar persistent offenders such as pickpockets and burglars, even if they have been sentenced to less than a year.
The new system has been set in place to encourage skilled works to the UK, anyone who wanted to live and work in the UK will need to obtain 70 points to be able to apply for a visa.