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Human Resources

EU settled status and EU staff recruitment

Last reviewed: 16 October 2019

Last updated: 4 October 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 with near field communication (NFC) capability to use the government ID checking app. We know that many of our EU staff do not have access to a suitable Android 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 in UK on or before 31 October 2019

Can apply for settled/pre-settled status.

Deadline to apply for EU Settlement Scheme: 31 December 2020

https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

No changes until 1 January 2021.

Can apply for settled/pre-settled status.

Deadline of application: 30 June 2021.

EU, EEA/Swiss in UK on or after 1 November 2019

Limited to 3 months stay.  Permitted to start work upon arrival.

Must apply for European Temporary Leave to Remain (Euro TLR) within 3 months of arrival if wish to stay longer.

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

Application under new immigration system will be required (from 1 January 2021) to stay in UK for more than 36 months granted via Euro TLR.

No changes until 1 January 2021.

Application under new immigration system will be required to stay in UK (from 1 January 2021).

EU, EEA/Swiss with Permanent Residence

Gov guidance here

Apply via the EU Settlement Scheme

Apply for citizenship by 31 December 2020

Apply via the EU Settlement Scheme

Apply for citizenship by 30 June 2021

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

Gov guidance here

Can continue to live in UK without taking any steps.

May choose to apply via the EU Settlement Scheme as there are some benefits

Can continue to live in UK without taking any steps.

May choose to apply via the EU Settlement Scheme as there are some benefits

In all above scenarios documents to be presented on entry to UK No change. No change.

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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