Briefing quick find:

EU Settlement Scheme – Who needs to apply and how?

Following Theresa May’s announcement that application fees will be scrapped for settled status applications, we set out who needs to apply and how. Who does this affect? EEA nationals or nationals exercising their equivalent Treaty rights, which means working, studying, or being a…

Advice for employers of EU nationals

In June 2018 the Home Office announced plans to carry out further assessment of the proposed EU Settlement Scheme. An update was published on 11 October 2018 which set out the eligibility criteria to become a part of the pilot which…

EU Settlement Scheme – Employer toolkit

The Government has published new promotional material for employers to support EU citizens and their families. The ‘EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit’ is meant to provide comprehensive information for those employing EU citizens. All employers should know that the current ‘right…

British citizenship – New application process

The Home Office has made changes in the process of applying to be naturalised as a British citizen, including a new option to prepare and submit the application online. The new online process is expected to be more streamlined. The Home Office…

Promises made to EEA citizens

The Minister of State for Immigration, Brandon Lewis, says that to obtain a document which would certify settled status, EEA citizens will complete an online form with up to eight questions. The application will cost up to £72 and the decision…

Brexit update – UK settlement system for EU citizens

The Home Office and Department for Exiting the European Union issued a technical note today. It covered citizens’ rights and administrative procedures in the UK, setting out details on the procedures for a streamlined applications system for EU citizens. The note…