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.
Latest Position on Brexit
Here, is the latest position on Brexit, as it applies to EEA nationals and their family members, following the Home Office’s latest statement.
EEA PR applications: Assessing your options
There is still a lack of clarity about the position of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals in the United Kingdom (UK) post Brexit and this is having an impact on EEA PR applications. As highlighted in past blogs (and newsletters to our subscribers), EEA nationals will be expected to ‘upgrade’ their current status to the new ‘settled’ status from March 2019, when the UK formally leaves to the European Union (EU). While nothing has changed for the time being, many clients are instructing us to assist them with their applications to certify their permanent residence (PR). But before launching into the applications, it helps to understand our clients’ reasoning and…
Brexit & EU citizens in the UK
What is the UK government’s position on the future rights of EU citizens living in the United Kingdom (UK), as Brexit negotiations get underway? Earlier today, Prime Minister Theresa May updated Parliament on the European Union (EU) summit and her proposals for EU citizens in the UK. Those with 5 years’ lawful residence at the point of cut-off, will be granted ‘settled status’, akin to indefinite leave to remain and current permanent residence provisions The cut-off will be no later than the UK’s exit from the EU and will be agree with the member states.