- The UK officially left the EU on 31 January 2020.
- From 31st January 2020 until 31 December 2020, the UK has been in a ‘Transition Period’.
- All EU Nationals already in the UK by 11pm on 31st December 2020, must apply for ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status. They must apply for this by 30 June 2021 at the latest.
- Government guidance states that you will continue to check a job applicant’s right to work in the UK under existing rules until 30 June 2021 i.e. there is no change to right to work checks until then.
- From 1st January 2021, a new points-based immigration system will come into operation which will apply to all non-British and Irish citizens.
|31st December 2020||This is the deadline for EU/EEA nationals arriving in the UK to qualify for “settled status” (5 years residence) or “pre-settled status” (less than 5 years residence)|
|1st January 2021||New guidance for anyone who are not in UK residents|
|1st January 2021 – 30th June 2021||You can employ EU/EEA nationals with a passport or ID Card (continue as normal)|
|1st January 2021||Only 3 routes for a work visa
|1st January 2021||If you are considering sponsoring then please contact us|
|1st January 2021||The Home Office’s online right to work checking service can also be used to check their immigration status if an individual has been granted status under the EU/EEA Settlement Scheme or they have a biometric residence card. This is not a requirement and the individual cannot be made to undertake the online check.|
|30th June 2021||Deadline for applications for settled or pre-settled status and it will be mandatory to hold either settled or pre-settled status, or have made an application, from that date.|