UK Residence Card Guide 2022

UK immigration rules have been subject to extensive reform following Brexit and the end of EU freedom of movement. While the rights of most EU citizens and their relatives in the UK have not been immediately affected by the December 2020 reforms, from 30 June 2021 a number of rule changes will take effect and […]

Frontier Workers in the UK from 2021

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The introduction of the UK’s new points-based immigration system and the end of EU free movement have impacted the immigration status of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK. Working across borders between the UK and the EU countries has become more complex. The status of frontier workers in particular has been subject to […]

Frontier Worker Permit (Employer FAQs)

Frontier workers permit

Frontier workers are individuals who work in one country while their primary residence is in another. EU freedom of movement had enabled frontier workers to come and go between the UK and EU member states without being subject to immigration control. However, under the UK’s new points-based immigration rules, non-UK residents require permission to come […]

What is Pre Settled Status in the UK?

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The following guide looks at the meaning of pre settled status in the UK for citizens of the EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, including how you and your family members can apply for settled status having first been granted pre settled status under the current rules.   What is pre settled status UK? […]

European Temporary Leave to Remain

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8 minute read Last updated: 25th October 2019   The government has published further guidance on planned changes to the UK immigration rules in the event Britain leaves the EU on 31st October 2019 with ‘no deal’. Without an agreement with the EU in place, should the UK leave the European Union on 31st October, […]

End of EU Free Movement (Employer Planning Needed!)

Employers are urged to shift to emergency workforce planning mode following Home Secretary’s latest Brexit announcement to end of EU Free Movement abruptly. A no deal Brexit looks more likely than ever. While the leaked Yellowhammer report has given insight into central government’s extensive crisis preparations, this level of emergency planning is demonstrably not being […]

EEA Residence Card

An EEA residence card proves your enduring right to reside in the UK. When the UK formally departs from the EU, the continuing rights of EEA nationals residing in the UK are, at this stage, unclear. Many EEA citizens are making permanent residence applications now in anticipation that this proof of permanent residence will be […]

EEA PR (Apply for Permanent Residence)

Since this article was published, the UK has introduced a new requirement on EEA nationals in the UK. To retain existing rights after Brexit, EU citizens must register under the EU settlement scheme before the UK leaves the European Union. You can apply to become a British citizen after 12 months with settled status. Contact […]

EU Settlement Scheme: Guidance for UK Employers

What does the EU Settlement Scheme mean for your organisation and its EEA employees? With the EU Settlement Scheme now open to all eligible EEA nationals and family members, many UK employers remain uncertain about what this means for their employees and their HR compliance, policies and processes. We’re hearing concerns about how best to […]

Government Launches UK Immigration System Engagement Programme

The UK Government has announced it is to embark on a UK immigration engagement programme during 2019. The announcement follows proposals published in December 2018 for reform of the UK immigration rules post-Brexit. What can we expect from the immigration engagement programme?  In its statement, the Home Office advised the programme would be used to listen […]