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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.

02 August 2019 James Ritchie Brexit & EU Migration
In the wake of Brexit, many EU nationals are looking to formalise their status in the UK through the EU Settlement Scheme, with some going a step further and applying to naturalise as British citizens. This article sets out to explain which EU countries allow dual citizenship with the UK, in addition to those who  do so in limited circumstances, and those who  prohibit dual nationality altogether.

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
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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.

31 October 2018 James Ritchie Brexit & EU Migration
 Yesterday, Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes, announced that should we face a no-deal Brexit, employers will have to check their EU national employee’s right to work.

11 October 2018 James Ritchie Brexit & EU Migration
  On 1 November 2018, a pilot scheme for EU Settlement is due begin. The pilot will run until 21 December 2018.

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