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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SWITZERLAND – 2017 Quotas Exhausted for EU/EFTA L and B Permits for Assignees

The 2017 quota for short-term L permits and long-term B permits for assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, has been filled.

For new, incoming EU/EFTA nationals who are assigned to Switzerland but remain on their foreign employment contracts, new permit quotas will only be available from 1 January 2018.

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