What next for EU citizens and their family members post-Brexit?
EU citizens and their family members will lose their current rights to reside in the UK after Brexit. Those who want to stay in the UK must apply for a new immigration status to allow them to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021 (or 31 December 2020 in a ‘no deal’ scenario).
There are an estimated 3.5 million EU citizens and their family members living in the UK, all of whom will need to make an application to the Home Office’s new ‘EU Settlement Scheme’ to continue living in the UK. The EU Settlement Scheme opened on 30 March 2019 and more than a million people have so far applied.
This free training seminar will provide you with knowledge to support EU citizens and their family members who are victims of gender-based abuse secure the immigration status they need to continue living in the UK.
In this session you will learn about:
· the EU Settlement Scheme including who must apply and how;
· how new immigration status under the EU Settlement Scheme affects entitlement to benefits;
· how you can provide practical support to women who need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme;
· what is regulated immigration advice and how to help women access it;
· where you can signpost or refer women who need help with the EU Settlement Scheme.
Who should attend? This seminar is open to non-legal professionals working in England & Wales on violence against women and girls (VAWG) issues from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors including refuge workers, outreach workers, IDVAs and ISVAs. Professionals who attend should be providing or likely to provide free support to women who are EU citizens or their family members and who have been affected by VAWG.
Trainer: Nicole Masri, Immigration Solicitor, Rights of Women