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Same here, we are traveling to EU in September. It will be last time we do it. Even early October we won't try in case they receive instructions to stop letting people in.mkhan2525 wrote: ↑Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:33 pmEU law still applies to the UK until Brexit day and there should be no problem as long as the return is before 31st October. I hope this will be the case as we have a planned holiday to Portugal at the end of September and Mrs is relying on her EU residence card for entry.
This deadline refers to one being legally in the UK. Doesn't say anything about attempting entry back into the UK (and being admitted).
Now, onto serious and logical things: Not sure what the Government is doing.The govt is only scaremongering the people across the both channels and trying to put the pressure on EU to renegotiate the Brexit deal.
I encourage anyone to do likewise.My EU partner and I have received Settled and Pre-Settled status respectively. I have just received an update from the Home Office regarding the end of free movement that offers little clarity on the provisions regarding border controls after October 31st.
One one hand, it states that deadline for applying for Settled Status is at least December 2020, and that people not having applied by October 31st still are entitled to the same benefits and services. It does not address, however, what happens at UK border controls if these citizens travel abroad before they have a status. Both the email circulated today and the Media factsheet published earlier this week deliberately avoid this question, which is a central point of concern for EU citizens.
The factsheet, also says that "EU citizens will still be able to come to the UK on holiday and for short trips, but what will change is the arrangements for people coming to the UK for longer periods of time and for work and study." Again, the obvious question of how are border control officials going to make the difference between EU holidaymakers and UK residents is also absent. Are the e-gates at UK airports going to be able to tell the difference between EU nationals having applied and obtained a status, and those who haven't? If so, are EU holidaymakers not going to be allowed through e-gates anymore? Last but not least, what provisions are in place to guarantee that queues on the officer-staffed EU queue (used by EU families with children and non-EU family members) do not become a bottleneck? Processing times in this queue are usually less than 30 seconds, because currently there is no differentiation between holidaymakers and residents. How will the government guarantee the its speedy processing?
Bottom line is, no adequate information pack is currently available anywhere that explains this in detail. No wonder " inaccurate reporting" are spreading across the media. There is room for it.
Since the url to the factsheet is linked on the quoted message above, and since you seem to have read it, I take you mean how to subscribe to their email update list? For that, use this form.
I understand your sincerety and your desire to protect the interest of forum members, but I am not convince what the government is saying on this is right or hold water.secret.simon wrote: ↑Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:03 pmUK to end freedom of movement for EU citizens on day one of Brexit
I would advise caution for planning any visits abroad in the last two weeks of October and the following few months, especially for people in the UK on the EEA Routes (including Surinder Singh and Zambrano routes). Things may move very fast and they may have issues with returning to the UK.
And my working assumption would be a No Deal Brexit.
And you were right.
I work on the principle of an abundance of caution
I admire that quality, not always good to be risky and confrontational.