EU Settlement Scheme

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Who qualifies as a “durable partner” under the EU Settlement Scheme?

…some parts of the rules relating to the EU Settlement Scheme are so difficult to comprehend that it is at least arguable that they lack the clarity of law. An aspect of the definition of a ‘durable partner’ contained in Annex 1 of Appen ...

18th August 2023 By

Post-Brexit spouses aren’t protected by the Withdrawal Agreement, Court of Appeal confirms

If you married an EU national in the UK after 31 December 2020, you can’t get leave to remain under the EU Settlement Scheme unless you previously had or applied for an EEA residence card or family permit as their durable partner. That remains the c ...

1st August 2023 By

A glitch or a feature? Systemic problems with digital proof of immigration status

Digital technology plays a central role in the ongoing reform of British borders after Brexit, and the 2019 launch of the EU Settlement Scheme was a pivotal moment in this transformation. The EUSS introduced an online-by-default process to apply for i ...

31st July 2023 By

How does absence from the UK work under the EU settlement scheme?

Absences from the United Kingdom — time spent outside the UK, basically — can have an impact on whether a person qualifies for full settled status under the EU settlement scheme. If you spend too long outside the country, you may lose your ...

27th July 2023 By

Upper Tribunal rules post-Brexit Zambrano appeals can continue

In a highly technical decision, Osunneye (Zambrano, transitional appeal rights) Nigeria [2023] UKUT 162 (IAC), the Upper Tribunal has concluded that Zambrano appeals may proceed notwithstanding the various Brexit regulations. The official headnote: A ...

25th July 2023 By

High Court rejects challenge to EU Settlement Scheme dependency rules for children

The child of an EU national is only entitled to stay in the UK after Brexit if they are under 21 or dependent on their parent, the High Court has held. In reaching this conclusion, the court in R (on the application of Ali) v Secretary of State for th ...

7th July 2023 By
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