BREXIT – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and UK Agree on Citizens’ Rights After Brexit [UPDATED]

The UK has reached a separation agreement with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (‘the EEA EFTA States’), including a deal on citizens’ rights.

[UPDATE]

On 8 February 2019, the UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway reached an EEA EFTA No Deal Citizens’ Rights Agreement to protect the rights of UK nationals living in the EEA EFTA states and EEA EFTA nationals in the UK, in a no deal scenario.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Public Testing of EU Settlement Scheme to Open in January

On 20 December, the Home Office laid another Statement of Changes to the immigration rules before Parliament, enabling “resident EU citizens (and their EU citizen family members) with a valid passport” and “their non-EU citizen family members holding a valid biometric residence card” to apply for settled or pre-settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme, from 21 January 2019.

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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]

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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

 

ROMANIA – 2017 Work Permit Quotas Exhausted

The 2017 quotas for work permits for local hires and secondments has been exhausted. The 2018 work permit quotas may not be released before the end of this year, and until they are, current pending applications in these categories will not be approved.

Work permits for other categories, such as intra-company transferees, highly-skilled workers and trainees, are still available.

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ROMANIA – 2017 Work Permit Quotas Exhausted

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Rilvan Relocations.

ROMANIA – New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

Law 16/2017 of 17 March 2017 transposes into Romanian law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/67 (concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services), and replaces Law 344/2006.

Effective 20 May 2017, all companies based in an EU or EEA member state or Switzerland posting employees to Romania, as well as Romania-based companies posting employees to an EU or EEA member state or Switzerland, must comply with new notification and document retention rules.

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ROMANIA – New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Rilvan Relocations.

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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?