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Immigration information for UE and Non-EU nationals experiencing Domestic Abuse

Are you an EU or non-EU national in an abusive relationship whose immigration status depends on an EU/EEA/Swiss partner with settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)? If you are thinking about leaving your partner (or have already left them) because of domestic violence or abuse, and you are worried about your immigration status in the UK, you should seek legal advice from a solicitor or an OISC adviser and collect as much evidence as possible.

Υποβολή αίτησης μετά τη λήξη της  προθεσμίας  της 30ής Ιουνίου
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Υποβολή αίτησης μετά τη λήξη της προθεσμίας της 30ής Ιουνίου

Όσοι πληρούν τα κριτήρια για να υποβάλουν αίτηση στο σύστημα διακανονισμού της ΕΕ μπορούν να υποβάλουν εκπρόθεσμα αίτηση για καθεστώς προσωρινής (pre-settled) ή μόνιμης παραμονής(settled), δηλαδή ακόμη και μετά την 30η Ιουνίου 2021. Μετά τη λήξη της προθεσμίας, οι αιτήσεις που υποβάλλονται εκπρόθεσμα, γίνονται δεκτές ή απορρίπτονται, κατά την κρίση του εκάστοτε υπαλλήλου που εξετάζει την υπόθεσή σας.

Proving your right to work in the UK
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Proving your right to work in the UK

From 1st July 2021 UK employers face changes in right to work checks for EEA nationals. Until 30th June 2021, EEA nationals could prove their right to work by presenting a valid ID document but now, new employees must provide proof that they have been granted (or at least applied for) status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Without a valid confirmation of the right to work, employers cannot sign new staff. If they do, they can face a penalty up to £20,000 for employing undocumented workers. 

Εγγραφείτε για να ψηφίσετε στις Κοινοβουλευτικές Εκλογές της Σκωτίας.
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Εγγραφείτε για να ψηφίσετε στις Κοινοβουλευτικές Εκλογές της Σκωτίας.

Στις 6 Μαΐου 2021, η Σκωτία θα πραγματοποιήσει τις εκλογές για το κοινοβούλιο της Σκωτίας. Όλοι οι αλλοδαποί υπήκοοι άλλης χώρας που διαμένουν μόνιμα στη Σκωτία, οι οποίοι διαθέτουν άδεια εισόδου ή διαμονής στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, ή που δε χρειάζονται άδεια, δικαιούνται επίσης να ψηφίσουν. Η προθεσμία εγγραφής στους εκλογικούς καταλόγους είναι η 19η Απριλίου 2021. Η προθεσμία εγγραφής για την ταχυδρομική ψηφοφορία είναι η 6η Απριλίου 2021.

EUSS quarterly statistics for December 2020
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EUSS quarterly statistics for December 2020

On 25 February 2021, The Home Office published the latest quarterly information on applications received and cases concluded to the EUSS for local authorities and regions from 28 August 2018 to 31 December 2020. We have decided to have a closer look at the figures for local authorities in Scotland and nationalities that submitted the most applications in each of those local authorities.

Citizens Rights Project launches appeal for hardship fund for EU citizens
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Citizens Rights Project launches appeal for hardship fund for EU citizens

We have launched an appeal to raise funds to assist the most vulnerable clients with the costs of their travel, paying for new ID documents, or even taking a passport photo. There are only few hardship funds available in Scotland and our clients are often not eligible to apply for either of them and rely on private discretionary donations.

EU/EEA/Swiss nationals with criminality issues – information on applying for Settled or pre-settled status (EU Settlement Scheme)
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EU/EEA/Swiss nationals with criminality issues – information on applying for Settled or pre-settled status (EU Settlement Scheme)

If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss national, or their family member, living in the UK and have concerns about how the rules on criminality issues affect you, we advise to read this article, seek professional help and apply as soon as possible for pre-settled or settled status.