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The EU Settlement Scheme ID check app is now available on iPhone: https://www.forum.ukcen.com/resource...ble-for-iphone
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  • UPDATE: Transitional arrangements for EU nationals moving to Britain after Brexit in the event of no deal

    Please note that the Euro TLR (Temporary Leave to Remain) scheme would only go ahead in the event of the UK leaving with no deal, which now looks increasingly unlikely. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, freedom of movement would continue till the end of 2020 and this scheme would not come into force.

    The EU has agreed an extension till the end of January 2020, this affects the relevant dates and deadlines as noted here: EU grants extens - UKCEN Citizenship...
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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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  • EU grants extension till the end of January 2020

    EU grants extension till the end of January 2020

    EU leaders have agreed in principle to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020 - meaning the UK will not leave as planned on Thursday.

    EU Council President Donald Tusk said it was a "flextension" - meaning the UK could leave before the deadline if a deal was approved by Parliament.

    The effects of this extension are:
    1. Freedom of movement continues for as long as the UK is in the EU, this means the period to move to the UK and be eligible to
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  • Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services Regulations clarified

    Please note that this piece of legislation would only apply in the event of no deal, which now looks increasingly unlikely.

    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 briefing. The article, dated Oct 18th, pre-dates the Hansard report...
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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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  • UPDATE regarding NHS access for EU nationals after a no deal Brexit.

    Update from the Home Office EU Exit Immigration Strategy Team regarding NHS access for EU nationals after a no deal Brexit




    The Department of Health and Social Care has also confirmed the above: No EU citizen currently living in the UK will face any new checks...
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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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