6 July 2018

UNITED KINGDOM: Brexit update announced

The Secretary of State has announced that after the end of the Brexit transition period, which runs until 31 December 2020, new entrants to the UK will likely require permission to live in the UK and a visa.

Furthermore, the settled and pre-settled status application process will start soon (estimated 30 March 2019) so that applicants will be able to submit their applications. The deadline to submit these applications has been noted as 30 June 2021.

Getting status under the scheme (EU settlement scheme for EU citizens and their family members) means that the applicant can continue to live and work in the UK as they are able to now.

Those applicants that have lived in the UK for 5 years or more will be eligible for settled status and those for less than 5 years can apply for pre-settled status. Pre-settled status will allow the applicant to remain in the UK for a further 5 years to build up residency to apply for settled status, they will enjoy the same rights as they enjoy now.

For more detailed information from the UK government please click here

How does this affect the client?

Employers should stay abreast of the changes and update processes where necessary, it is also advisable to keep employees who might be affected up-to-date.





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