Immigration Update - February 2019

Welcome to the February 2019 edition of the immigration update - an e-bulletin providing an update on key immigration issues for employers.

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  1. How will the EU Settlement Status Scheme work in practice?

    Regardless as to whether there is a deal or no deal when we leave the EU, EU nationals and their non-EU national family members living in the UK who arrived in the UK before 11pm on 29 March 2019 will have to apply for either ‘settled’ or... Read more
  2. Government sets out plans for EU nationals arriving after 29 March 2019 if there is a no-deal Brexit

    If there is no-deal the Government plans to end free movement as soon as possible. However, the Government has set out transitional arrangements which will apply to EU nationals who arrive in the UK after 11pm on 29 March 2019 but before midnight on 31... Read more
  3. Home Office publishes new right to work guidance and checklist following introduction of online right to work checks

    Following the introduction of online right to work checks, the Home Office has published new guidance on the prevention of illegal working.   This is available here (PDF). Online checking service In certain cases, employers are now able to use... Read more
  4. Naturalisation applications- changes to the good character requirement guidance

    In many cases, after obtaining indefinite leave to remain or permanent residency, non-UK nationals wish to apply for naturalisation as a British citizen.  Individuals applying for naturalisation must be of ‘good character’.  In... Read more

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