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  • UPDATE: EU Settlement Scheme dates and deadlines, citizens rights and family reunion after leaving the EU with a deal

    The UK officially left the EU on January 31st, 2020, after the Withdrawal Agreement was signed off by all parties.

    This means we did not leave with "no deal" and any reference to a future "no deal" would refer to a trade deal between the UK and the EU, not to the Withdrawal Agreement, which is legally binding regardless of the outcome of future negotiations.

    This also means the following dates and deadlines will apply, irrespective...
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  • Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services Regulations clarified

    The UK has now left the EU with a deal, so this is no longer relevant. Any ongoing mentions of "no deal" refer to a trade deal, which does not affect the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement.

    Some people have expressed concern about these regulations on social media, however, we must remember social media is often not a reliable source of information.

    The following article shared on various platforms caused unnecessary alarm: Freedom of Establishment Regulations...
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  • UPDATE: No increases in immigration and nationality fees for 2020-2021

    The Home Office has published its new fees for visa and nationality applications for the next year.

    There are no increases from last year.

    Fees for the most common applications we deal with are:
    Adult naturalisation (AN) £1,330
    Registration as a British citizen - adult (18+) - Form T £1,206
    ...
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  • Update - travelling and moving to the UK from January 1st 2021

    Update - travelling and moving to the UK from January 1st 2021



    The transition period will come to an end at the end of December 2020 and new rules will apply from January 1st 2021.

    The government has published advanced information regarding the new rules, however, some things may be subject to change, depending on the outcome of the negotiations with the EU.

    Travel to the UK from January 2021

    No change for Irish nationals, who will continue to be able to enter and live in the UK...
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  • EU Exit: ID document scan app now available for iPhone

    EU Exit: ID document scan app now available for iPhone

    The Home Office has released the much awaited EU Settlement Scheme app for iPhone

    It requires iOS 13.1 or higher.

    Following a recent iOS software update, the app is now available on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.






    Information and phone spec: Using the ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app - GOV.UK

    The ‘ID Document Check’ beta app is now available for iPhone 7 and newer models.

    You’ll...
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  • UPDATE: CPAG legal challenge against denial of benefits to EU nationals with pre-settled status



    On 15 October 2019, CPAG were granted permission by the High Court to bring judicial review proceedings on behalf of two EU nationals who were refused universal credit on the basis that their limited leave to remain in the UK under Appendix EU to the immigration rules (pre-settled status) was not a qualifying right of residence for the purposes of means-tested benefits.


    EU pre-settled status | CPAG

    On 16 September 2019, CPAG...
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  • Update on processing times for the EU Settlement Scheme

    Update on processing times for the EU Settlement Scheme

    Due to the high volume of applications received in recent months, the Home Office has revised the estimated processing times for settled and pre-settled status applications as follows:



    Source: EU Settlement Scheme: current estimated processing times for applications - GOV.UK

    It is possible that the additional time for processing is due to the fact the Home Office has now a backlog 335,700 cases which remained unconcluded at the end of September....
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  • EU Settlement Scheme statistics - up to September 2019

    EU Settlement Scheme statistics - up to September 2019

    The Home Office has published its latest set of statistics for the EU Settlement Scheme as below:

    Key points

    Number of applications received


    More than half a million applications were received in the month of September 2019 (520,600). Overall, the total number of applications received up to 30 September 2019 was more than 1.8 million (1,860,200).

    Number of applications concluded

    Concluded applications may relate to an application...
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  • UPDATE on the EU Settlement Scheme

    UPDATE on the EU Settlement Scheme


    On the 30th of August, the Home Office published an update clarifying some of the issues that had been inaccurately or incorrectly reported by the media, regarding the EU Settlement Scheme. You will find a summary below:

    NO REFUSALS!



    Being granted pre-settled status is NOT a refusal



    Applicants are not just granted pre-settled status without having the chance to show they qualify for settled...
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  • EU Settlement Scheme statistics - up to June 2019

    EU Settlement Scheme statistics - up to June 2019

    On the 18th of July, the Home Office released its latest set of EU Settlement Scheme statistics up to June 30th 2019.
    909,300 total applications received
    121,000 received in June 2019
    805,500 concluded at the end of June 2019
    65% granted settled status
    35% granted pre-settled status


    Total applications to end of June 2019 by nationality

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  • Extension of the Workers Registration Scheme (WRS) finally ruled unlawful

    The decision to extend the WRS requirement for A8 nationals from 1 May 2009 to 30 April 2011 had previously been ruled unlawful, however, the Home Office appealed this ruling. The Supreme Court finally decided the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Gubeladze case on 19 June 2019, where the appeal was dismissed and the extension is now officially unlawful.

    This decision can have several implications for nationals of A8 countries who worked in the UK during the extension period,...
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