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 we’ll share further details on how eligible staff can apply. We’re also planning sessions with Emma Brooksbank, Partner and immigration specialist at Freeths Solicitors, who will walk colleagues through the application process. We’ll 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

Family members of EU nationals won’t 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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