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.

 

UNITED KINGDOM – Turkish business persons again allowed to obtain indefinite leave to remain

In the latest statement of changes to the immigration rules, the UK Home Office has introduced a new indefinite leave to remain (ILR) route for Turkish business people under the European Communities Accession Agreement (ECAA or the Ankara Agreement) and their families. This will come into force on 6 July 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Turkish business persons again allowed to obtain indefinite leave to remain

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Application Service Announced for Work and Study Visas

On 17 May 2018, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) announced that it had awarded a contract to French outsourcing specialist Sopra Steria, to deliver a new service for applications for work and study visas, settlement and citizenship from within the UK, from October 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Application Service Announced for Work and Study Visas

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UNITED KINGDOM – No New ILR Applications for Turkish Businesspeople

From 16 March 2018, no new applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) under the ECAA business persons category will be accepted. Any applications postmarked before 16 March 2018 will be processed under the previous rules.

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UNITED KINGDOM – No New ILR Applications for Turkish Businesspeople

This news alert was prepared using information provided by the UK Government.

UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has published updated fees, which come into effect on 6 April 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

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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.

Read more here:

BREXIT – The State of Play for Citizens’ Rights

 

UNITED KINGDOM – Settlement Applications Closed to Tier 1 (General) Migrants after 5 April 2018

Overseas nationals in the UK under the Tier 1 (General) category will no longer be permitted to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after 5 April 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Settlement Applications Closed to Tier 1 (General) Migrants after 5 April 2018

The information in this alert was provided by Newland Chase.