Preparing for 1 July 2021: Changes to EU Worker Status

changes to eu workers rights 1 July 2021

Is your organisation ready for 1 July 2021? Although the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, Brexit transition arrangements delayed changes to the status and immigration rights of European nationals in the UK until after 30 June 2021. A new draft Code of Practice on preventing illegal working has been published covering changes to […]

Do EU Citizens Need a UK Visitor Visa?

Do EU citizens need a UK visitor visa

With reports of surges in the number EU nationals being denied entry to the UK as visitors, we are currently advising EU business travellers and their employers of the importance of being prepared when travelling to the UK as a visitor. Since the end of EU free movement, EU citizens are permitted to visit the […]

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 […]

UK Residence Card Guide 2021

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 […]

What is Pre Settled Status in the UK?

pre Settled Status

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 […]