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.
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.
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.
Fare domanda per l’EUSS dopo la scadenza del 30 giugno
Coloro che hanno i requisiti necessari per l’EU Settlement Scheme possono ancora presentare domanda per ottenere lo status di settled o pre-settled anche dopo la scadenza del 30 giugno 2021.
Le domande tardive, tuttavia, sono soggette a valutazione discrezionale. Ciò significa che i richiedenti devono spiegare e dimostrare i motivi per i quali non hanno potuto presentare domanda prima della scadenza. L’addetto dell’Home Office valuterà quindi se il richiedente rientra in una delle categorie di giustificati motivi per la presentazione di una domanda tardiva, e deciderà se accettare o meno la domanda.
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.
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.
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.
Registrati per votare alle elezioni del Parlamento scozzese.
Il 6 maggio 2021 in Scozia si terranno le elezioni per il Parlamento scozzese.Il Parlamento scozzese è composto da tutti i membri eletti del Parlamento scozzese (MSP) ed è l'organo legislativo nelle materie devolute alla competenza della Scozia. La scadenza per registrarsi per votare è il 19 aprile 2021.
Il termine di registrazione per il voto postale è il 6 aprile 2021.
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
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.
Citizens Rights Project: a new online rights service for the Polish and Spanish communities in Edinburgh
The Citizens’ Rights Project is expanding its services for European citizens by providing a multilingual rights service, in Spanish and Polish, for EU citizens in Edinburgh during the pandemic.
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.