We want EU to stay – Jeremy Miles

Friday November 15th, 2019

Brexit Minister Jeremy Miles has urged people across Wales to help spread the word and ensure the tens of thousands of EU citizens living here are fully aware of their rights post-Brexit.welsh_valleys_451911Med

As latest Home Office figures for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) are published, the Counsel General believes we can all play a part in making sure all those who wish to stay in Wales are able to do so.

Currently, all EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their families resident in the UK have at least until 31st December 2020 to apply to the scheme.

Settled Status will give EU citizens the right to live, work and study in the UK and the right to access services as they do now, after the UK leaves the EU.

Citizens who have been continuously resident for five years may apply for settled status. Those who have not been continuously resident for 5 years may apply for pre-settled status.

In July, Welsh Government announced a package of support for EU citizens with more complex needs or particular challenges, to help them with the application process

This package of support:
offers support with applications and give advice on social welfare issues and workplace rights through the network of Citizens Advice throughout Wales
provides a free immigration advice service offering specialist support for complex cases, delivered by immigration legal specialists, Newfields Law
works with a range of charities and partners across Wales to raise awareness of the need to apply for settled status in hard-to-reach and vulnerable communities.
Further information can be found at EU Citizens’ Immigration Advice Service.

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