Millions of Europeans have made their lives in the UK. But since last year’s referendum, many are no longer sure whether they will be able to stay living in the UK and if so, what they need to do to be able to continue living here.
Home Office advice is that until Brexit is implemented there is no change in the status of EEA nationals and their families (we agree) and that you don't need to do anything at the moment (we disagree).
All that is known about the new system is that everyone will have to apply for a new "settled status" which will "cost no more than the cost of a British passport". We also know that "permanent" no longer means forever, as even people with permanent residence cards are going to need to apply for new status documents once Brexit is implemented.
If sorting out a new status following Brexit goes anything like the rest of the process has done, we can be sure of one thing - it will be chaotic. If you don't have a registration certificate / residence card / permanent residence documentation at the time that the UK withdraws from the European Union, you could well struggle to prove that you were here before the (as yet undisclosed) cut-off date. We think that it would be far safer to have some sort of documentation in hand, and, if you intend to eventually apply for British citizenship, to get permanent residence documentation as soon as you can, as you can only apply for citizenship one year after you acquire the right of permanent residence.
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We don't believe in one-size-fits-all advice.
Phone us and answer some questions so that we understand your circumstances.
We will then email you a list of the documents you should submit with your application, tailored to your particular circumstances, as well as a link to the application form and general advice on how to complete it.
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Complete the form and get your documents in order yourself.
We will check through everything and give you detailed feedback on any shortcomings in your application and how you can correct them.
When you submit your application you will have the peace of mind of knowing that everything is in order with it.
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Hand over management of your case to us.
We will prepare the application by completing the application form for you to sign, and will also draft legal representations setting out your case to make it easy for the Home Office to understand.
Once you approve everything we will lodge the application and liaise with the Home Office until you get a decision.
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I was very confused by all the different forms I had seen on the Home Office website and had had a few failed applications months before deciding to get in touch with a lawyer, but after having my consultation at Global Immigration Solutions I was shown the best category under which I could apply. Robin himself put all the evidence together, did the letter of representation for me and it paid off.
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