Coronavirus and the Immigration Rules in UK

Coronavirus and the Immigration Rules in UK

On 23 June Latin American House organised a webinar on Coronavirus and the UK immigration rules. Here is the webinar that I presented in Spanish: https://youtu.be/NXC_PUVt7E8     Among the most important points are: If your visa in the UK expires between January 24 and July 31 and you cannot return to your country due to travel restrictions or […]

Statement from the Home Office regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Home Office

On March 24, the Home Office released a statement regarding immigration and the coronavirus. The main point of the announcement is that if you are in the UK and your right to reside expires between January 24 and May 31 2020 your permission to stay here can  be extended until May 31, 2020 if you […]

Brexit – EU Settlement Scheme

Brexit - EU Settlement Scheme

The UK is set to leave the EU. All EU nationals and their non-EU Family Members will need to apply under the new EU settlement scheme. Even those who already have permanent residence will need to apply under the new scheme. You’ll be granted either settled status or pre-settled status: You will be granted settled […]

A Comic about Brexit

A Comic about Brexit

The uncertainty generated by Brexit has motivated us to prepare a comic that explains in an educative and informative way the different options that Europeans and their families have available to minimise the impact of Brexit.

Brexit – Agreement between the UK and EU

Brexit – Agreement between the UK and EU

The UK government and the European Union (EU) have agreed a common position regarding the immigration status of Europeans living in the UK after Brexit. It is expected that the departure of the UK from the EU day will commence on 29 March 2019 and that there will be a transitional period of two years […]

Where is my money?

Where is my money?

Banks and building societies are required to carry out further immigration status checks from 31st of October 2017.  As part of the Government’s strategy to create a “hostile environment” for “illegal immigrants” in the UK, the Immigration Act 2014 requires banks and building societies to carry out immigration checks before opening new bank accounts and […]

Brexit – Government Proposal

Brexit - Government Proposal

One year after the Brexit referendum the government has finally announced its proposal setting out “our offer to EU citizens and their families in the UK”. Please see the UK’s government proposal here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/status-of-eu-nationals-in-the-uk-what-you-need-to-know and an interesting analysis about the proposal here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/06/britain-brexit-eu-nationals-rights-theresa-may-european Please remember that at the moment these are just proposals made by the […]

Brexit

Brexit

The result of the EU referendum is likely to affect the future of EEA nationals living in the UK and of their family members although we do not know to what extent. So far it is not clear what sort of residence rights might be offered to them once the UK leaves the EU. I […]