Tag: Brexit

  • Changes to EU Settlement Scheme and what it means for you

    Changes to EU Settlement Scheme and what it means for you

    What is the EU Settlement Scheme? The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) was introduced by the Home Office in 2019 in response to the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit). The scheme processes the registration of EU nationals, associated nationals and their family members who had a pre-existing…

  • Myth busters: 5 UK immigration myths debunked

    Myth busters: 5 UK immigration myths debunked

    Immigration is undoubtedly the most salient topic in contemporary British politics. As a result, the topic is often shrouded in myths and misconceptions. Popular media outlets often peddle exaggerated narratives about immigration in the UK. These narratives can influence public discourse and government policy and can be harmful. Therefore, it…

  • Outlining the U.K’s new ‘5 Point Plan’

    Outlining the U.K’s new ‘5 Point Plan’

    What is the 5 Point Plan? On Monday 4 December 2023, the British Home Secretary James Cleverly unveiled a robust proposal to cut net immigration to the U.K in the form of a ‘5 Point Plan’. Apart from the Health and Care Worker Visa reform, which is already in effect,…

  • No deal exit

    No deal exit

    On 20 and 21 August 2019, there were several news reports, apparently citing the new Home Secretary’s (Priti Patel) desire to end freedom of movement, for EEA nationals and their family members, on 31 October 2019, if the UK’s departure from the EU result in a no-deal exit.

  • EU Settlement Scheme Application

    EU Settlement Scheme Application

    The EU Settlement Scheme application enables qualifying nationals to continue their residence in the United Kingdom (UK), after the UK left the European Union (EU) (also known as ‘Brexit’) and the transitional period. Since the Scheme was officially opened, we have received a huge number of questions about EU Settlement…

  • Brexit Deal or No Deal

    Brexit Deal or No Deal

    Brexit has led to uncertainty. For EU nationals and their family members, what will a deal or no deal mean for them? And what of the EU Settlement Scheme? Read on for more…

  • Avoiding EEA Family Permit Refusals

    Avoiding EEA Family Permit Refusals

    In Part 1, of our series on EEA applications we looked at the application process, and documents required to apply for an EEA family permit. Here, in the second part of our series, we look at EEA family permit refusals, focusing on the top 3 reasons for refusals and how to avoid…

  • EU Settlement Scheme Guide

    EU Settlement Scheme Guide

    The UK Government has provided a EU Settlement Scheme guide for European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members. Below, is the Government’s latest position about the Scheme, and a guide on the testing phase and process.

  • Settled Status Scheme

    Settled Status Scheme

    The UK Government has set out their latest position on the settled status scheme, as it will apply to EEA nationals and their family members. The statement rehashes much of the information provided by Prime Minister Theresa May on 26 June 2017, about the new ‘settled status’ and the Secretary…

  • British passport renewals

    British passport renewals

    British passport holders may renew their passport well before the end date of the passport. The time remaining on the existing passport, of up to 9 months, was merely added to the new passport. Fair enough – the time left on the existing passport has been paid for after all.…