BREXIT - How will it affect your immigration status: New Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules –

On 20 July 2018 the Home Office published a new Statement of Changes, which introduces a new Appendix EU into a consolidated version of the Immigration Rules.

The new changes concern EU Citizens and non-EU Citizens who have been issued with a residence card or permanent residence card under the Immigration Regulations 2016 based on an application made on or after 6 April 2015. Appendix EU comes into force on 28 August 2018, but only for applicants from 15 hospitals and 3 Liverpool universities.


Under the new Rules, EU nationals and their family members will be required to hold valid status in the UK. Those applicants, who have completed continues qualifying period of 5 years in any of the categories which will be listed in paragraph EU10 of Appendix EU the Rules, would be granted an Indefinite Leave to Remain status.


Those applicants, who at the point of application have not resided in the UK for continues 5 years’ period, would be able to apply for limited leave to remain in the UK.


New pilot scheme would allow the Home Office to address any issues before the scheme fully goes live in March 2019.


Our immigration team has many years of experience assisting EU nationals and their family members with their UK Immigration matters. Should you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.


A brief background on Brexit can be found here.


Please note that the information on this page is for general purposes only and is not intended to replace legal advice.

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