On Tuesday 11 September 2018, Richmond Council voted in favour of a motion to support the growing campaign for a #People’s Vote on the future Brexit deal.
At the Full Council meeting, Cllr Richard Pyne, Councillor for North Richmond, proposed a motion that voices the Council’s concern over the country leaving the EU and agrees that the British people should have a say on the terms negotiated.
Following the vote to leave the EU on 23 June 2016, there has been no change to the status or rights of EU citizens in the UK. EU citizens will retain their current rights up until the time when the UK formally leaves the EU, which is expected to occur in March 2019.
Each individual’s circumstances are unique and it is difficult to recommend specific options when the proposals are still being negotiated.
You can sign up to email alerts from the Home Office to be notified when there are developments on the status of EU nationals in the UK.
As part of the negotiations for Brexit, the UK Government has set out proposals for the rights of EU citizens after Britain leaves the EU. These proposals may change during the negotiations so it is important that you review the guidance on GOV.UK for the latest information.
Some key aspects are:
For more information regarding Settled Status, please see the Richmond Citizens Advice website.
In June 2018 the Home Office published guidance on how the application process for Settled and Pre-Settled Status is likely to work.
According to this guidance:
In 2017, we agreed a package of measures to support the borough’s European residents in light of the Government’s overall plans to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK, once the country leaves the EU.
We have now established a new European Passport Return Service (EPRS). This is specifically for EU residents applying for a registration certificate or a document certifying permanent residence.
This new service enables eligible residents to bring their passports to the Register Office in Twickenham to be verified and copied. The Council will then send copies to the Home Office.
The benefit of this service is that applicants can keep hold of their passports while their application is being considered.
A new local EU advice service has been launched through Citizens Advice Richmond. This enables EU residents to get impartial, expert advice on nationality matters or the impact of the Government’s proposals and options available for them. This includes an information website and a series of public information events.
See the video of the September 2018 event.
The next resident’s information session is at 6pm on Wednesday 12 December, at Whitton Methodist Church. Booking is required.
Updated: 22 October 2018