If you are interested in the UK Government’s recent BREXIT Proposal on EEA nationals, check out our blog below. The proposal effectively states that current documentation obtained by EEA Nationals, such as Registration Certificates, Residence Cards and Permanent Residence cards, will not count post-Brexit, and new applications will apparently need to be made. To avoid a stampede, a two year “grace period” from the date of exit will be introduced. EU/EEA nationals and their family members can then regularise their status in the UK by applying for the relevant documentation. The details of the method for this application remains unclear, so watch this space! We do however recommend that if you are looking to obtain British citizenship you should proceed to obtain your PR status now. Please contact our Doyle Clayton Business Immigration team for more details!
It is therefore vital that those wishing to remain in the UK obtain the relevant documentation in time, as Free Movement Rights under current EU law will automatically end and new UK laws will need to be put in place. At the point of Brexit, EU citizens and their families already lawfully in the UK will be able to stay here. However, they will need to formalise their immigration status in UK law by applying for a Residence document. The method of this application is unfortunately unclear, and we will need to await further information in this regard.