With the uncertainty of Brexit and the UK leaving the EU in March 2019, it is not yet known what the new regulations will look like. At this moment in time, the UK government have advised that current regulations will remain in place until December 2020.
It is advisable that if you are looking to become a permanent resident of the UK that you should act sooner rather than later before any changes are made to immigration policies.
At this present moment in time, to be eligible for permanent residence you must be able to prove that you are either an EEA national/related to an EEA national and have resided in the UK for a period of no less than 5 years, these 5 years must have run consecutively.
Additionally, you must also be able to prove that you are currently studying, looking for work, self-employed or employed.
Currently, UK Visas & Immigration are taking an increasingly tough stance on what they will and won’t accept as evidence provided in applications for permanent residency. Therefore, it is fundamentally important to ensure that you work with an experienced legal professional who, like our partners keep up to date with any changes in legislation.
Post-Brexit it is extremely likely that UK legislation will change and the UK government will introduce their own regulations however no one can yet know what these will be.
Posted on Saturday, September 1st, 2018 at 6:22 pm in Latest News.