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Switching from pre-settled to settled status.

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.

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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.

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Todavía puede solicitar el estatus de asentado o preasentado

Todavía puede solicitar el estatus de asentado o preasentado

Las personas que tengan derecho a solicitar la inclusión en el sistema de registro de ciudadanos de la UE (EU Settlement Scheme) todavía pueden solicitar el estatus de asentado (settled status) o preasentado (pre-settled status) aunque ya haya pasado el 30 de junio de 2021. Sin embargo, la aceptación de las solicitudes presentadas fuera de plazo es discrecional, por lo que los solicitantes deben explicar y demostrar por qué no pudieron enviar su solicitud en el plazo indicado. La persona encargada de su caso en el Home Office (Ministerio del Interior) evaluará si la solicitud entra dentro de una de las categorías de motivos razonables para la presentación fuera de plazo y decidirá si esta se acepta o se deniega.

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EUSS Statistics for 30th September 2021

EUSS Statistics for 30th September 2021

In late November, the Home Office published more detailed, quarterly statistics and so we decided to have a closer look on the figures for Scotland and Scottish local authorities.

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EUSS Statistics for 30th June 2021

EUSS Statistics for 30th June 2021

In late September, the Home Office published more detailed, quarterly statistics and so we decided to have a closer look on the figures for Scotland and Scottish local authorities.

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Proving your right to work in the UK

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. 

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Regístrese para votar en las elecciones al Parlamento escocés

Regístrese para votar en las elecciones al Parlamento escocés

El 6 de mayo de 2021, Escocia celebrará las elecciones al Parlamento escocés. Los ciudadanos de otros países, residentes en Escocia, con permiso de entrada o residencia en el Reino Unido o que no requieran permiso también pueden votar. La fecha límite para registrarse para votar es el 19 de abril 2021. La fecha límite para solicitar el voto por correo es el 6 de abril de 2021.

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EUSS quarterly statistics for December 2020

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.

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Citizens Rights Project launches appeal for hardship fund for EU citizens

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.

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