Rights of EU nationals in the UK – update 27 June 2017
The UK Government has now published a policy paper on Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens Living in the UK and UK Nationals Living in the EU which outlines their approach to the status and rights of EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU post-Brexit. The proposal is that EU citizens will be able to apply for “settled status” after five years continuous residence in the UK. The government has indicated it will aim to make this process as smooth as possible.
To qualify for settled status, EU nationals must have been residence in the UK before a ‘specified date’ which has not yet been confirmed, but will be between the triggering of Article 50 and the date the UK will leave the EU (29 March 2019).
There are a number of questions around the effective dates, transitional arrangements and what the terms of the new settled status will be. The University will be seeking clarification on these points in order to assess the impact that these new arrangements will have on our current and future staff and students, with a view to holding information and advice sessions at the start of the next academic year.
In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns please contact the International Employment Services team.
Whatever lies ahead, our international community of staff and students will remain at the heart of our University.
Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. Now more than ever we will ensure our University is a place where diversity is welcomed, cherished and respected.
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Our international community of staff and students are at the heart of our University. Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. In the context of recent political events, we will now, more than ever, ensure our University is a place where diversity is welcomed, cherished and respected.
If you are an EU national currently living and working here
If you are an EU national living and working here, there has not yet been a change to your existing rights and status, nor has there been a change to the rights of UK nationals in the EU as a result of the Referendum. We understand, however, that continued uncertainty about the future situation is difficult. Although it is not possible to predict what changes will take place as a result of EU exit process, we will continue to monitor the situation so that we are prepared to provide support and advice to you at the appropriate time.
If you have questions or concerns at any time, please do share these with us so we can continue to review and improve our support to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are considering making an application to evidence your existing immigration status in the UK, or wish to explore options for UK Citizenship, further information is available on our EEA/EU Immigration Advice for Staff page.
If you are an EU national applying to work with us at Nottingham
We continue to welcome international applications in all areas of the University.
There is further advice on our Applying from Overseas web pages, including practical guidance for making the move to Nottingham.
If you are considering applying, or have been offered a job here and have any concerns at all about the prospect of living and working with us in Nottingham, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.