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Well, Limbo is a neutral zone for good pagans and infants, on the boundaries of Hell (perhaps like the Calais jungle; the promised land is in sight but so far away) in Christian theology. So the feeling is understandable. But I digress.atriponel wrote:living in limbo is just hell.
This, I think, is the best option at the moment. In UK immigration law, the date of application and/or the date of issue of a Home office document can have impact much further down the line, including at later applications much further in the future (for example, requirements for spouses of UK citizens who applied before 9th July 2012 and after are markedly different, even in 2017).alterhase58 wrote:Recommend everyone gets their documentation in order,
For at least two years, EU law will continue to apply. What happens on this day in two years is anybody's guess. A lot of crystal balls shattered on 24rd June 2016 and I doubt anybody (not even the Prime Minister) can give you a prediction, much less a cast-iron guarantee.atriponel wrote:Will there be any changes for us (EU nationals AND their non-EU family members) now that Article 50 has been triggered? Or will it remain the same for a two-year period?
Not really. This is not the first time that the status of foreigners living in the UK has changed. We have had a lot of experience through the past fifty years. The current Immigration Act 1971, which still governs the stay of non-EEA citizens, was a response to an inflow of a high number of Commonwealth citizens, which was a pre-EU quasi-"free movement of people" zone.atriponel wrote:I am also quite curious to see how Theresa May will manage to secure the rights of EU nationals (and their family I assume?) living here in the UK. And how long will it take? It sounds like years of work
So essentially the EP will have the same role in the negotiations that Wanderer has on these forums, to provoke thought and to question.“We are going to be those who will complain about almost everything.”
It's not just a case of Britain wanting to have its cake and eat it. It's much more fundamental than that. The British public disagrees with the recipe by which the cake is baked.
As can be seen, the EEA Agreement ceases to apply to the UK at Brexit because the TEU ceases to apply to the UK at that point in time and the UK is not a part of Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway.Article 126 of the EEA Agreement wrote: Article 126
1. The Agreement shall apply to the territories to which the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community is applied and under the conditions laid down in that Treaty, and to the territories of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway.
I thought we could count on you for this piece of information. You never let us down.secret.simon wrote:Brexit by numbers - Bloomberg
Tory voters’ hard line on immigration gives Theresa May a Brexit headache
Pro-Brexit group unveils plan to cut net migration to 50,000 a year - Essentially, they are arguing for Tier 2 salary requirements (of £35,000 and above) to be applied to all migrants, inclding EU migrants.
You are welcome. Always delighted to help inform and balance (i.e. moderate) a discussion.Obie wrote:I thought we could count on you for this piece of information. You never let us down.
According to new guidance released this month, EU citizens are instead advised to sign up for emailed news alerts that will tell them if and when they need to take action over their UK residence. However, there is no indication the British government is offering any new guarantees over their status post-Brexit.
The updated advice — initially emailed to immigration professionals and now posted on the Home Office website — clearly discourages EU nationals from embarking on the 85-page residence application.
One immigration lawyer said that while the Home Office had always maintained EU citizens were under no legal obligation to secure residence in Britain before Brexit, the guidance now amounted to officials saying “quite forcefully . . . ‘please, don’t apply’”.
Nick Rollason, partner and head of business immigration at law firm Kingsley Napley, said the message was an attempt by the Home Office “to calm people down and allay their fears that they need documentation”. He suggested that officials were trying to delay an expected avalanche of applications until the Brexit negotiations provided greater clarity on the rights of EU nationals in Britain.
“I don’t think there’s any question that the Home Office will eventually put in place a process that allows EU nationals to prove their residence in an easier, quicker way,” Mr Rollason said. “The idea would be that the Home Office could deal with applications more easily and applicants could send in fewer documents.
According to Home Office figures, more than 92,000 permanent residence applications were received from EU nationals in 2016. While the latest data have not been published, the total number is expected to be well over 100,000.The figure has jumped steeply since last June’s referendum but it still represents only a fraction of the estimated 3m EU citizens currently in the UK.