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EU settled status and EU staff recruitment

Last reviewed: 22 November 2019

Last updated: 22 November 2019

This page is specifically about the EU settlement scheme and recruitment of EU citizens.  Further information and guidance on issues associated with the UK leaving the EU can be found on the University's Brexit Advice page.

The EU Settlement Scheme is open to all EU citizens (including EEA and Swiss citizens) and their non-EU citizen family members (if they hold a valid biometric residence card), allowing people to apply for the immigration status they will need once the UK has left the EU.

EU citizens currently residing in the UK are strongly recommended to apply for pre/settled status as soon as possible.

Participation in the EU Settlement Scheme requires applicants to have access to an Android device or an iPhone 7 (or newer) with near field communication (NFC) capability to use the government ID Document Checking app. We know that many of our EU staff do not have access to a suitable device, so we have arranged for compatible phones to be available for staff to use.

If you need to use this facility you must make an appointment by calling extension 22421 (023 8059 2421), the phones are located in Human Resources Reception, Building 26, Highfield Campus, 9.00 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday. Remember to bring your own mobile phone as this is needed as part of the application process.

Use of these phones are for University staff and their family members only, students should contact Student Services on 023 8059 9599 should they wish to use a phone.

How to keep up to date

You can join the University’s EU/EEA staff support network, for more information email bruno.linclau@soton.ac.uk

Home Office requirements for your specific status can be checked here.

Summary

 

No Deal

('Hard Brexit')

With Deal

EU, EEA/Swiss citizen arrives in UK before Brexit

Can apply for settled/pre-settled status under EU Settlement Scheme.

Deadline for applications: 31 December 2020.

Can apply for settled/pre-settled status under EU Settlement Scheme.

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2021.

EU, EEA/Swiss citizen arrives in UK on or after Brexit

Until 31st December 2020, there’s nothing required to secure the right to work, study, access the welfare state and travel.

To enjoy these same rights after January 2021, these EU, EEA/Swiss nationals must apply for European Temporary Leave to Remain (Euro TLR), any time before January 2021. The application process is yet to be set up.

Euro TLR, if granted, permits individual to stay up to 36 months from date granted.

From 1 January 2021 an application under new immigration system will be required to stay in UK after their Euro TLR expires (i.e. it can’t be extended/renewed).

EU, EEA/Swiss nationals who arrive in the UK on or after 1 January 2021 will be subject to new immigration system rules.

No changes to freedom of movement until 1 January 2021.

 

If not applied for settled/pre-settle status, an application under new immigration system rules will be required for EU, EEA/Swiss nationals who arrive in the UK on or after 1 January 2021.

EU, EEA/Swiss citizen with Permanent Residence

Gov guidance here

Must apply for settled status via the EU Settlement Scheme or UK citizenship by 31 December 2020 to be entitled to stay in the UK beyond this date.

Must apply for settled status via the EU Settlement Scheme or UK citizenship by 30 June 2021 to be entitled to stay in the UK beyond this date.
 

EU, EEA/Swiss citizen with Indefinite Leave to Enter or Indefinite Leave to Remain

Gov guidance here

Can continue to live in UK without taking any further steps.

Can apply for settled status via the EU Settlement Scheme – allows the person to live outside the UK for up to 5 years continuous without losing settled status (under ILR can only be away for two years).

Can continue to live in UK without taking any further steps.

Can apply for settled status via the EU Settlement Scheme – allows the person to live outside the UK for up to 5 years continuous without losing settled status (under ILR can only be away for two years).

Documents that need to be presented to enter the UK after BREXIT See Gov guidance. See Gov guidance.

Frequently Asked Questions on the settled status scheme

Please see the frequently asked questions on the EU settlement scheme:

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions on recruitment of EU staff

Please see the frequently asked questions on recruitment of existing and prospective EU staff:

FAQs

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