UNITED KINGDOM – Citizens’ Rights Under the Withdrawal Agreement Versus a No-Deal Scenario

On 14 November 2018, the United Kingdom (UK) government reached an agreement with the European Union (EU) on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The deal, which still needs to be ratified by both the UK and European parliaments, includes arrangements about the legal status of EU citizens in the UK post Brexit.

On 6 December 2018 the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) published a policy paper outlining the UK government’s proposals for protecting citizens’ rights in case the UK leaves the EU without an agreed and ratified withdrawal deal.

Here we examine how the UK government’s proposed no deal arrangements for EU citizens in the UK differ from those in the withdrawal agreement.

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BREXIT – The State of Play for Citizens’ Rights [UPDATED]

[This post has been updated to reflect the release of the UK government’s Statement of Intent on the EU Settlement Scheme on 21 June 2018.]

When it comes to Brexit, one of the EU27’s core negotiating principles, as set out in the European Council’s April 2017 negotiating guidelines, is that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”. As of now, there is no legally binding withdrawal agreement between the UK government and the EU27, and so any statements from either side are positions or proposals, subject to further negotiation.

Here we look at the UK government’s and the EU27’s policy positions on citizens’ rights today, and how they got to this point. We then suggest some actions that those affected should consider taking in light of these negotiating positions.

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BREXIT – The State of Play for Citizens’ Rights [UPDATED]

The information in this alert was provided by Newland Chase.

 

BREXIT – The State of Play for Citizens’ Rights

Here we look at the UK government’s and the EU27’s policy positions on citizens’ rights today, and how they got to this point. We then suggest some actions that those affected should consider taking in light of these negotiating positions.

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BREXIT – The State of Play for Citizens’ Rights

 

Sharp Increase in British Nationals Applying for French Citizenship

We are pleased to share this article describing the recent increase in applications for French citizenship by British nationals.  The article features Fiona Mougenot, Managing Director of Expat Partners, an immigration consultancy which is Peregrine’s partner for immigration into France.  Thanks for sharing your experience, Fiona!

Brexit – What Now For EEA & Swiss Nationals In The UK?

Dearson Winyard has posted a helpful summary of the current situation for EEA and Swiss nationals in the United Kingdom, in light of Brexit, on their blog.

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Brexit – What Now For EEA & Swiss Nationals In The UK?

 

Article: “Brexit Boosts Business for Companies that Move Workers”

Spanish news website bez.es has just published this article about the impact on the relocation industry of the United Kingdom’s expected exit from the European Union. The article is in Spanish, and features Peregrine’s own Raquel Gómez Salas!

 

 

Major Changes to Immigration Rules Around the World in 2016

In 2016 Peregrine published over 140 immigration alerts about over 50 different countries, with the help of our local partners across the globe.

Apart from the regular changes to minimum salary requirements, application fees and quota levels, 2016 saw a continuation of the recent trends of online immigration systems and expanding visa waiver programs.

The EU referendum in the United Kingdom and the presidential election in the United States raised questions about possible major immigration rule changes on both sides of the Atlantic, but as of December 2016 nothing concrete has been announced.

European Union member states, meanwhile, have been busy transposing recent EU directives on intra-company transfers and posted workers into their national legislation, and debating further changes to the posted worker rules and the Blue Card scheme.

Here we run through some of the major developments in immigration around the world in the last year.

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Major Changes to Immigration Rules Around the World in 2016