Brexit Update – Home Office confirms current status of EU nationals in the UK
On 07/04/17 the Home Office published guidance advising on the status of EU nationals in the UK following the triggering of Article 50 on 29/03/17. The Home Office confirms the UK remains a full member of the European Union (EU) until it exits the EU and all the rights and obligations of EU membership remain in place until then:
“You do not need to do anything as a result of Article 50 being triggered. There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK while the UK remains in the EU.”
The Home Office confirms that the rights of UK nationals in the EU, and EU nationals in the UK is a priority issue in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations and further information on the status of EU nationals will be published once an agreement is finalised. In addition, the Home Office confirms:
The Home Office has further confirmed EU nationals can only be removed from the UK if they fall under the following categories:
If you would like to seek immigration advise on how Brexit may affect your status in the UK or how to apply to for a family permit, registration certificate, residence card or permanent residence documentation you can contact one of our legal advisors on 0208 995 3556 or by email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.