The BBC is reporting that Home Office minister, Brandon Lewis, has told a German newspaper that EU citizens will have to leave the UK if they do not apply for Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme in time. We are not scaremongering. There is reference to deportation in the BBC news headline.
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The Settled Status scheme
Who would have thought on referendum day, back in 2016, that it would come to this? The Immigration
team at OTS Solicitors say that now is not the time to look back in anger at how, with a couple of weeks to go to another Brexit
deadline, a Home Office minister is talking to a German newspaper about the deportation of EU workers from British shores. Instead, the focus should be on helping the estimated millions of EU nationals who have not yet applied for Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
There remains a lot of confusion, in the press and in the minds of EU citizens, about the deadline for EU nationals living in the UK to apply for Settled Status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme. At one point, politicians said that in the event of a no Brexit
deal the deadline for the end of free movement would be the 31 October 2019.
The Home Office has said that EU nationals currently living in the UK have until December 2020 to apply for Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme and there is the potential for those with reasonable grounds for delay to make an application for an extension of time.
However, given the ongoing uncertainty over whether the UK will leave the EU with or without a deal and how the Home Office will deal with the end of free movement, campaigners are encouraging EU citizens to act now and apply for Settled Status.
The press are reporting that some applicants for Settled Status are experiencing difficulties in proving that they have been living in the UK for the last five years. That is why it is best to take Immigration
law legal advice on an application for Settled Status and what documents you will need to produce to best secure Settled Status.
As EU nationals are understandably anxious about the impact of Brexit
on their right to live and work in the UK, top London immigration solicitors
are urging individual EU citizens and their employers to learn more about the EU Settlement Scheme.
If EU nationals want to continue to live and work in the UK after Brexit
and after the end of free movement in the UK, the likelihood is that, if they have not already done so, they will need to apply for Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
OTS Solicitors recognise that for many individuals the thought of making an application to the Home Office to regularise their post Brexit Immigration
status feels discriminatory when they were welcomed to UK shores as EU citizens. To take the stress and delay out of making an application for Settled Status OTS Solicitors have launched a same day Settled Status application service. Here is more information about how the scheme works
Let OTS Solicitors help you with your Settled Status application
To talk to London based OTS Solicitors about our fixed fee same day Settled Status application service and how we can best help you , your family or your EU employees
call us on 0203 959 9123.
OTS Solicitors are specialists in Immigration
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law. OTS Solicitors have Law Society accredited solicitors status as trusted specialists in Immigration
For more information and advice on applying for Settled Status under the Settlement Scheme or any other aspect of personal or business immigration law please get in touch with us on 0203 959 9123 to speak to one of our experienced London immigration solicitors who will be happy to help. Alternatively, use our online enquiry form.