Border rules for EU/EEA/Swiss nationals and their family members entering the UK have changed as a result of Brexit. In this post, we cover different scenarios depending on nationality, immigration status and whether you have a Certificate of Application (COA) or have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme or not. You will learn about your rights and the documentation that you must bring with you when you travel outside the UK and have to enter back in the country. Read it to travel safely and to avoid delays at the border.
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Switching from pre-settled to settled status.
If you were granted pre-settled status, also known as limited leave to remain, after applying to the EU Settlement Scheme, you will need to apply for settled status (indefinite leave to remain) before your pre-settled expires.
Learn about your rights as a migrant in the UK with our new multilingual factsheets
Citizens Rights Project have produced information sheets explaining, in simple terms, a number of essential rights for EU migrants and how they can be accessed. They offer easy-to-understand guidance in different languages and provide further resources for support.
EU citizens in Scotland want physical proof of their immigration status
Nearly 90% of the participants who have completed a survey organised by the Citizens Rights Project have said that they would like to have a physical proof of their pre-settled or settled status to reside in the UK. At the moment, EU citizens who have the right to stay in the UK can only prove that with a digital profile.
Citizens Rights Project awarded £10,000 to raise awareness on the Windrush Scheme across Scotland
We are delighted to announced that our project is one of the 13 organisations to receive funding through the Windrush Community Fund.
20/09/2021 | CRP Activity Report (June 20- Dec 21)
This activity report describes the activities the Citizens Rights Project have carried out over the period since June 2020.
16/09/2021 | “Asking some important questions” report
A new report asking important questions to the UK & Scottish Governments following Brexit.
Frequently Asked Questions about the EU Settlement Scheme
In this new resource we have gathered common questions about the EU Settlement Scheme, based on queries from our followers, supporters and clients.
13/04/2021 I The UK’s points-based immigration system: information for EU citizens
The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Free movement between the UK and the European Union ended on 31 December 2020 and on 1 January 2021, the UK implemented a points-based immigration system that prioritises skills and talent over where a person comes from. For more information read the application guidance. Last updated:31...
30/03/2021 | Research paper on access to benefits and pensions for EU citizens
You can now access our latest research briefing on access to welfare benefits and pensions for EU citizens with pre-settled and settled status prepared by Nina Miller Westoby, a socio-legal researcher based at the University of Glasgow.