EU Settlement Scheme Training

Would you benefit from knowing more about the EU Settlement scheme (EUSS)? If you have service users, volunteers, friends, family or colleagues who need to apply for EUSS we can help you to help them with some free online training.

This is a joint work between Kirklees Council and Citizen Advice and Law Centre to deliver six sessions about EU Settlement Scheme.

The training will be delivered by Jamie Mclean, and Teams platform will be used for the training.

Session outcomes

1)      How to recognise potential EUSS cases

2)      What to do when you have identified an EUSS case

3)      The requirements for an EUSS application / what needs to be in place at the outset

4)      The deadline – and what happens afterwards

5)      Status documents and the potential issues

Monday 28 September 4pmhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/121171696807 

Monday 12 October 2pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/121720552449  

Wednesday 21 October 11amhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/121723244501  

Friday 6 November 2pmhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/121723864355  

Thursday 19 November 4pm – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/121724927535  

Tuesday 1 December 4pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/121725206369  

EUSS poster and flyer

Do you want to stay in the UK after June 2021?

To protect your right to live, work and study in the UK you must apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before June 2021, if you are a European Union citizen.

Need help with your application? Contact the Kirklees Law Centre: Tel: 0344 848 7970 http:kcalc.org.uk/our-services/eu-settlement-scheme

Kirklees Council produced an A4 poster and A5 flyer to encourage EU citizen to apply for the settlement status.

A4 poster

A5 Flyer

Don’t wait too long – you may miss out – EUSS Press Release

Are you an EU citizen currently living in the UK ? Are you the partner, spouse, parent, child or close relative of an EU citizen living in the UK ? Have you applied for EU Settled Status ?

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre (KCALC) wants to warn people that time is running out to make these applications. The UK has left the EU but in the current transition period nothing has changed regarding the rights of EU citizens. Any EU citizen can currently come to the UK and live and work without restriction. That transition period ends on 31 December 2020 and after that date any EU citizen coming to the UK will only be able to visit for short periods unless they have obtained a visa. EU citizens living in the UK without a visa or settled status after that date will be here unlawfully and possibly subject to removal by the authorities.

All EU/EAA or Swiss citizens who have lived for any period of time in the UK by 31 December this year are eligible to apply for EU Settled Status. In addition, their children, long-term partners, spouses, parents, dependents and other close relatives will also be able to apply for status even if they are not EU citizens themselves. Irish citizens don’t need to apply to this scheme although they can if they want. You must apply for settled status even if you already have a Permanent Residence card because that will no longer be valid.

The application is relatively simple, free of charge and is done online. Depending on how long you have been in the UK you will be entitled to settled status or pre-settled status. Those with pre-settled status can later apply for settled status and those with settled status can later apply for British citizenship if they want. There are different rights depending on which status you have but both will allow you to continue to live in the UK. Once you have your status your close family members can then apply. You have until 30 June 2021 to apply but you will find that if you cannot prove your status after the end of 2020 that you may have problems in obtaining work, health care or housing.

Although the application is intended to be simple you may need some assistance. You will need a valid ID, Proof of residency in the UK and details of any criminal convictions. KCALC can offer free help to people who have particular difficulties in making an application or who don’t have the documents they need. See our website on www.kcalc.org.uk for details of the service we provide or call 0344 848 7970 for a referral to our specialist team.

Don’t leave it too late. Don’t miss your opportunity. Get advice now.

EU Citizens and Brexit: An Introduction to the EU Settlement Scheme

EU Citizens and Brexit: An Introduction to the EU Settlement Scheme

Online workshop via WebEx

Tue, 14 July 2020

1pm – 3pm

This online workshop is aimed at LAs, charities, third sector organisations and faith and community groups who are already working with EU nationals and their families, or who are likely to come into contact with this group in the future. The purpose of the online workshop is to give frontline staff and volunteers a clear understanding of the process for EU citizens and their family members to apply to legalise their stay in the UK in preparation for Brexit. The workshop will include presentations and delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Following the workshop, delegates will have a greater understanding of:

  • What the EU Settlement Scheme is and what steps EU nationals must take to secure their status after Brexit.
  • The rights that this new immigration status will give to EU citizens and their family members.
  • What constitutes immigration advice and what support needs to be regulated.
  • Where to signpost EU nationals to enable them to obtain other sources of support and further information.

This workshop is organised by Migration Yorkshire and Seraphus.

To secure a place, please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eu-citizens-and-brexit-an-introduction-to-the-eu-settlement-scheme-registration-112448466390

EU Citizens and Brexit: An Introduction to the EU Settlement Scheme

Online workshop via WebEx

Thu, 2 July 2020

1:30pm – 3:30pm

This online workshop is aimed at LAs, charities, third sector organisations and faith and community groups who are already working with EU nationals and their families, or who are likely to come into contact with this group in the future. The purpose of the online workshop is to give frontline staff and volunteers a clear understanding of the process for EU citizens and their family members to apply to legalise their stay in the UK in preparation for Brexit. The workshop will include presentations and delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Following the workshop, delegates will have a greater understanding of:

  • What the EU Settlement Scheme is and what steps EU nationals must take to secure their status after Brexit.
  • The rights that this new immigration status will give to EU citizens and their family members.
  • What constitutes immigration advice and what support needs to be regulated.
  • Where to signpost EU nationals to enable them to obtain other sources of support and further information.

This workshop is organised by Migration Yorkshire and Seraphus. To secure a place, please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eu-citizens-and-brexit-an-introduction-to-the-eu-settlement-scheme-registration-110091637050

Additional training option for complex cases

For those involved in supporting more complex cases, there is further free training, covering a range of subjects listed below; to register visit https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/eu-londoners-hub/eu-settlement-scheme-adviser-training. I’m planning to attend all of the above so will share presentation/resources as I get them.

  • An Overview of Complex Cases
  • Working with the Elderly
  • Applicants with Criminal Records
  • Working with Homeless Citizens
  • Working with Children

Support EU Citizens in Kirklees

Applications for the EU Settlement Scheme must be submitted by 30th June 2021.

There is a lot of information including important videos can be found on Kirklees Council Website EU Settlement Scheme page

Also, you need to know that EU citizens could get free and friendly support from Kirklees Law Centre regarding this.

For other issues and to support and celebrate migration in Kirklees visit Kirklees Welcomes.