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.
2/11/2020 | Face to face support sessions in Scottish Borders
Together with our partners from Feniks, we are coming to Scottish Borders with free EUSS support for the first time since March!
25/09/2020 | Visiting our office
Our office in St Margaret’s House is currently closed to the public. Please, only visit if you have an appointment.
24/09/2020 | Guidance for employers and “Unsettled Status 2020”
The Home Office has published new guidance on recruiting people from outside the UK from 1 January 2021.
18/9/2020 | Citizens Rights Project on the SCVO website
Our Project Coordinator, Noelia Martinez gave a short interview about Citizens Rights Project for the SCVO website. You can read the interview here.
17/9/2020 | New resource for non-EEA family members
This leaflet has been written with a specific focus on non-EU citizens who have a current or former connection to an EU citizen, as a family member.
9/9/2020 | A closer look at EU Settlement Scheme statistics for Scotland
In this new post on our blog, we are taking a closer look at the latest EUSS statistics published by the Home Office focusing on the 'top 10' nationalities and Scottish local authorities based on the number of submitted applications.
Applying for settled and pre-settled status requires genuine residence
I am aware, from discussions on the internet and questions at meetings, that some EU citizens have wondered whether they could travel to the UK before the end of 2020 and stay in the UK temporarily, perhaps for a very short period, with the idea of acquiring status under the Settlement Scheme as a type of ‘insurance policy’. The intention is not to live in the UK at that stage, but to be able to use that status to secure a right to reside in the UK at some future date if they wished or needed to do so.
More volunteers needed to reach vulnerable EU citizens in Scotland
Become part of our family of volunteers. Citizens Rights Project is focused on providing information about the EU Settlement Scheme, which involves the application process for the settled or pre-settled status for Eu/EEA/Swiss nationals, and their family members, living in the UK.
A call for action – We need your help to reach vulnerable EU citizens
s a small third-sector organisation, with a mission to help vulnerable EEA nationals, we count on other NGOs, local governments, community groups, employers and others to help us reaching them. We have designed an especific call for action that will help us diseminating information about the scheme and our free help widely.