EU settlement scheme to open to HE colleagues
From 15 November, EU colleagues will be able to start their application for pre-settled or settled status.
The Home Office has announced
that staff working in higher education, who are EU nationals, will be
prioritised in a second pilot of the EU Settlement Scheme. The scheme aims to
enable EU nationals and their family members to obtain the UK immigration
status they will need to live and work in the UK after the end of the planned
implementation period (31 December 2020).
The pilot for EU nationals working in higher education launches in mid-November
and well share further details on how eligible staff can apply. Were also
planning sessions with Emma Brooksbank, Partner and immigration specialist at
Freeths Solicitors, who will walk colleagues through the application process.
Well share dates and further details soon.
To be eligible for the pilot, you'll need a valid passport and an Android device to be able to download and use the Home Office app.
Family members of EU nationals wont be able to apply during this phase of the pilot unless they are also eligible through their employment with a participating organisation or they are also being supported by one of the participating community organisations. By 30 March 2019, the EU Settlement Scheme will be open to all eligible applicants, including family members.
Full details are available on the Home Office website.
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