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Bulletin Date: 
Thursday, 25 October, 2018
Action Required
All staff

Following the EU Referendum in June 2016, the government is introducing the EU Settlement Scheme which allows resident EU citizens and their family members to obtain the UK immigration status which they will require in order to remain here permanently.  It is anticipated that the scheme will be fully launched no later than March 2019. In the meantime, the scheme is being rolled out in a series of pilot phases.

From 15 November 2018, the next pilot will open, which will allow all EU staff working at a UK university to access the scheme and make an application for ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status in advance of the public rollout. The pilot will be open until 21 December 2018. There are some limitations as to who can access this pilot. Full details can be found here:

Note: There is no obligation or requirement to access the pilot scheme, once it goes live on 15 November 2018, and all EU nationals in the UK will have more than 2 years to gain either ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status after March 2019. There is no requirement to gain these statuses before the UK formally exits the EU on 29 March 2019.

With the introduction of this pilot, we are pleased to offer a series of briefings for staff which will provide information on current residency rights and a detailed overview of the ‘Settled’ and ‘Pre-Settled’ status application process. These briefings will provide you with information about the EU Settlement Scheme and help you to make an application if you wish to do so, in advance of the full rollout next year.

The briefings will be led by Graeme Ross, the Immigration and Compliance Manager at the University, who is an experienced UK and EU immigration practitioner. Four briefings will be provided initially, with further sessions available should there be sufficient demand. There will be an opportunity at the end of each briefing for questions and answers.

You can book your attendance at these briefings via the links below:

  • Monday 5th November, 09:30-11:30 – Norwich Auditorium, Roger Needham Building: BOOK HERE 
  • Tuesday 6th November, 09.30-11.30 – Lecture Hall, Li Ka Shing Centre, CRUK: BOOK HERE 
  • Wednesday 7th November, 13:30-15:30 – Room 15, lower ground floor, PDN Anatomy building: BOOK HERE 
  • Monday 12th November, 13:30-15:30 – Lecture Theatre 0, Ground Floor Baker Building, Engineering Department: BOOK HERE 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do contact the HR Compliance Team:

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Bulletin Summary: 
Details of the EU Settlement Scheme pilot and bookable briefings.