February 20, 2019 1,498
If Brexit goes ahead next month, March 2019, then we know where we stand. The EU Settlement Scheme will come into operation, and EEA nationals and their non-European family members will be able to apply for a new European immigration status, which will be either “non-settled status” or “settled status”. Just like Permanent Residence, settled status will be based on five years’ continuous residence.
All EEA nationals and family members should apply for this, but it is free and apparently the application is quite easy. And there will be plenty of time to make the application: up until 30 June 2021. So really it is not too bad.
However – and as we keep reading in the newspapers – Brexit is very confusing and there is all kinds of political stuff going on, and it is not at all certain that Brexit actually will happen on 29 March.
So, if not, then what? Brexit might be postponed. If so, then probably the EU Settlement Scheme might go ahead – for the moment at any rate.
Or there might ultimately be a second referendum, in which case the Brexit referendum decision would either be confirmed or reversed and, if the latter, then presumably things will go back to how they were before.
Or – another possibility – Brexit may happen, but with no deal agreed between the UK and the EU (“No Deal Brexit”). Is this a likely outcome? Perhaps not, but it is at least a possibility.
The Home Office has announced its plans in this situation. The rules will change quite drastically: for one thing the deadline to apply for the new status will be shortened to 31 December 2020. And for another thing – and a very substantial change – EEA nationals and their family members who have not entered the UK by 29 March 2019 will not be able to apply for the new European status. Instead, they will have to apply for yet another new status called “European Temporary Leave to Remain”.
But this status will not be a very good one and it will not confer as many advantages as are available under the EU Settlement Scheme.
So if you are an EEA national or a non-EEA national family member and you are currently outside the UK you might want to act fast in case No Deal Brexit happens!
Nov 04, 2020
As we all know, European free movement will finish on 31 December 2020, and after that date EEA nationals will be treated the same as everybody else. The points-based system will carry on but its nomenclature will be changed somewhat. The Tier 2 scheme will be renamed the “Skilled Workers” scheme and the Tier 4 […]
Oct 16, 2020
The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is a charge that has to be paid by many visa applicants in addition to the visa application fee, but those in some categories (eg visitors, refugees, EEA nationals, settlement applicants) do not have to pay it. The money goes towards the National Health Service, and is justified by the […]
Oct 05, 2020
As everybody knows, EU free movement will end on 31 December 2020, after which EEA nationals will be treated the same as everybody else. There will be a new points-based system, which will cover both working routes and study routes. The Home Office has now provided details about the new study route, which opened on […]
I do appreciate the professional work/service of Mr. Adel Temory along his team at GET UK VISA for the support in my application for the British naturalisation process. He has an extremely professional knowledge/experience and is time bound communicator. I strongly recommend GET UK VISA to everyone who is trying to get a UK visa/settlement or citizenship..
I highly recommend GET UK VISA! My experience with them was amazing. They are accessible and honest which makes you feel instantly at ease. Without their help I will probably still be waiting for my husband visa approval. We are definitely pleased and could have not asked for anything more! If you are looking for an affordable and professional lawer, that makes everything run smoothly, then you have found it! I will always recommend GET UK VISA to anyone needing an immigration lawyer.
thanks a lot for everything.you are the best in uk and I really appreciate about your knowledge.👏👏👏👏
I recommend Get UK Visa professional group. they helped me to get my fiancé visa responsibly. I would ask them to help me again for my future visas certainly.
I can not be more happy with GET UK VISA, they have done a great help to resolve my immigration problem. I highly recommend them. Many thanks