As Brexit looms, the uncertainty about the rights of EU citizens in the UK looms even larger. This uncertainty is fuelling a crippling anxiety amongst EU citizens desperate for clarity and guidance to enable them prepare for life after Brexit. Such clarity and guidance was scarce at the event organised by Leeds City Council ‘Response to Brexit’ where authorities lamented by saying “we know as much as you do”.
The consequence of this uncertainty as a result of Brexit political impasse is manifested by the chaos and vulnerability of those whose life choices, livelihoods and futures are held captive by BREXIT. Migrant Action is witness to these manifestations through providing advice, guidance, advocacy and a range of other direct assistances to migrants in vulnerable circumstances including EU migrants. Migrant Action continues to work collaboratively with other agencies to facilitate access to the settlement scheme for EU citizens and other support packages.
Amidst the uncertainty about the eventualities of BREXIT, EU citizens are being urged to regularise the immigration status in the UK by applying under the new Home Office EU Settlement Scheme. The Scheme was opened initially since the beginning of March and will remain open until 30 June 2021. This guidance may change depending on the eventual outcome of the BREXIT Process. For more information about the scheme and application process see link below
Citizen Advice Immigration Information –https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/immigration/
If you encounter any problems or need to speak to Citizens Advice Bureau, see link below
Citizen Advice Leeds Contact Information https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/leeds/contact-us/?serialnumber=100673