EU Settlement Scheme

The Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme will be fully open for applications at the end of March 2019.

The Scheme will enable EEA citizens resident in the UK, and their non-EEA family members, to obtain the immigration status that they need to continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020.

The key criteria for applying for ‘settled status’ are that:

  • You need to be an EU citizen or a family member of an EU citizen.
  • You need to be a resident in the UK by 31 December 2020.
  • You must not be a serious or persistent criminal or a threat to national security.

If you meet the criteria above and have been a resident in the UK for more than 5 years you will be eligible for settled status. If you have been a resident for less than five years you are eligible for pre-settled status.

Go to: www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families for more information.

Home Office Information Sessions

The Executive Office has arranged for the Home Office to provide a series of information sessions on the Scheme for EU Citizens resident in NI, Voluntary and Community groups and Businesses in a number of locations across NI.

The timetable, including venues for the events can be found below:

Ballymena

Date: Tuesday 19/03/19
Location: Adair Arms Hotel 1-7 Ballymoney Road, Ballymena
10am to 12pm for Voluntary and Community Groups
2pm to 4pm for Businesses
5.30pm to 7.30pm for EU Citizens

Omagh

Date: Wednesday 20/03/19
Location: Silver Birch Hotel 5 Gortin Road, Omagh
2pm to 4pm for Businesses
5.30pm to 7.30pm for EU Citizens

Portadown

Date: Thursday 21/03/19
Location:  Portadown Town Hall 15 Edward Street, Portadown
10am to 12pm for Voluntary and Community Groups
2pm to 4pm for EU Citizens

Belfast

Date: Thursday 21/03/19
Location: Grosvenor Hall 5 Glengall Street, Belfast
6pm to 8pm for EU Citizens

To Register for these events please go to: www.eventbrite.co.uk Or alternatively email: RELB@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

Employers Toolkit

The Home Office has published an Employers’ Toolkit to increase awareness about the EU Settlement Scheme amongst employers.

The Toolkit is available via the following link: Employers' Toolkit.

EU Settlement Scheme: Community Leaders Toolkit

The Home Office has now published a Community Leaders Toolkit.

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