With the onset of Brexit, the future has been uncertain for many EU nationals who already live and work in the UK. While all the details are far from settled, there have been some developments that can offer peace of mind to many who already have a relationship with the UK. Saracens Solicitors can check how you any changes affect you when we are working as your immigration solicitor in London.
Keeping up to date with the latest news and the intricacies of all the developments can be tricky for people. That’s why it’s often advisable to manage your immigration status with the help of a team of legal professionals like Saracens Solicitors. When we are acting as your immigration solicitor in London, we can give you all the advice and information you need to make informed choices about your future.
What’s the latest news?
The government is doing what they can to simplify the immigration process for all those from the EU who are already settled in the UK. This means that they aren’t asking for details like records of work, information about trips out of the UK or fingerprints. They are relying on other data that they hold to shore up any applications and provide evidence. National Insurance contributions, for example, count as evidence of work and it is data that they already hold.
They are asking for people to fill in an online form to verify the following data:
- Identity and nationality via a passport or identity card. This needs to be accompanied by a recent photograph;
- Declaration of any criminal convictions. This is something you are unlikely to have to worry about if you have only a minor or one-off offence. It is best to be completely up-front as only persistent or serious offences will affect your eligibility. We can offer you advice in this area, if you are worried, when we are acting as your immigration solicitor in London.
In order to manage the number of applications, the government is providing plenty of time for people to take advantage of the new scheme. It will be open for two years after Britain leaves the EU.