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26 November 2020 James Ritchie Brexit & EU Migration
  If you are in the UK and you are a non-European family member of an EEA national, you may be wondering whether the EU Settlement Scheme introduced on 29 March 2019 is applicable to you. The answer is yes.

03 February 2020 Iain Halliday Brexit & EU Migration
The UK has left the European Union. As of 11pm on 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU. However, due to the transitional period provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law continues to apply until 31 December 2020. This includes free movement law. As such, EU nationals and their family members can continue to come to the UK until the end of this year.

13 December 2019 Iain Halliday Brexit & EU Migration
  The Conservative party have won the election with a large majority and will now have the opportunity to implement their Brexit plan and manifesto pledges. The UK will most likely leave the EU, with a Withdrawal Agreement, on 31 January 2020. Free movement of EU citizens will continue under that Agreement until 31 December 2020.  

09 December 2019 Iain Halliday Brexit & EU Migration
  With Christmas, and Brexit, fast approaching, it is a good time to consider how Brexit could affect Santa’s annual task of delivering presents to the children of the UK.

17 July 2019 James Ritchie Brexit & EU Migration
 If you are an EU citizen or the family member of one, who wishes to remain in the UK after Brexit, you must make an application through what is known as the EU Settlement Scheme. Doing so will grant you either 'settled status' or 'pre-settled status', depending on how long you have resided in the UK. In this blog, the settlement scheme process will be broken down into three stages.

02 April 2019 Iain Halliday Brexit & EU Migration
As the UK’s departure from the EU approaches many European citizens in the UK are turning their attention to applications for British citizenship. Becoming a citizen is not necessary in order to secure your status in the UK – obtaining settled status is enough. However many decide that they would like to take the extra step of becoming a British citizen.

08 March 2019 Iain Halliday Brexit & EU Migration
The Upper Tribunal recently issued a judgement addressing the rights of extended family members of EEA nationals in the UK. The case is Kunwar (EFM – calculating periods of residence) [2019] UKUT 63 (IAC).

31 January 2019 Iain Halliday Brexit & EU Migration
There’s been a lot of Brexit news this week: on Monday Parliament debated the Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill which will bring an end to EU free movement law in the UK;

29 January 2019 James Ritchie Brexit & EU Migration
On Monday the UK government published a policy paper entitled ‘Immigration from 30 March 2019 if there is no deal’.

28 January 2019 Jack Freeland Brexit & EU Migration
The EU Settlement Scheme opened up for a public test phase on 21 January 2019. EU citizens with a passport and their non EU family members in possession of a biometric residence permit (BRP) are now eligible to apply under the scheme. With millions of applicants now potentially eligible, we answer some frequently asked questions on the new settled status scheme.

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