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25 June Thursday

Implication of the new family reunion rights for family members of “people of Northern Ireland”

25 June 2020, 16:00 - 25 June 2020, 17:30

The UK government has recently made an important concession in its immigration rules which govern the award of ‘settled’ and ‘pre-settled’ status.

The concession was made following the recent De Souza case. The effect of the change is that the family members of British, Irish, and dual British-Irish, citizens who were born in Northern Ireland will in almost all cases, have wider rights to join them in the UK than they would have under the UK’s own immigration rules.

This concession will only apply for a limited period (until 30 June 2021). It has potential implications across the UK as it applies even if such a person no longer lives in Northern Ireland; nor does the family member have to live in Northern Ireland, as long as they qualify under the ‘Appendix EU’ immigration rules.

This webinar will explain this concession and its implications in more detail. There will also be an explanation of the rights of Irish citizens and their family members to acquire settled or pre-settled status who reside in the UK, but who do not qualify under the new concession applying to those born in Northern Ireland.

This joint webinar is organised by the Citizens Rights Project (Edinburgh) in co-operation with the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) (Belfast).

The principal speaker will be Una Boyd, Immigration Project Co-ordinator for the CAJ.

There will also be a short contribution from Mark Lazarowicz, for the Citizens Rights Project.

Register via zoom in the link below.