There’s a lot of uncertainty after the Brexit vote. The UK voting out of the European Union left many EEA Nationals living in the UK doubting their status in the country.
Also, those who are considering coming into the country or who are already here and want to settle permanently might feel confused when it comes to the migration policies after Brexit.
How will the immigration requirements change?
Will EU nationals be required to prove their status in the country?
Will the country close the borders to EU migrants?
These are just some of the many questions people have after the vote. We plan to answer at least some of them in this article, so if that’s something that interests you, keep on reading.
Migration Policies after Brexit: How Will They Change?
Assessing the full impact of EU exit on migration will take years, but there’s one thing we know for sure: Some things will change. We have already seen a three times increase in EU applications.
What Will Happen to EU Citizens Who Already Live in the UK?
About three million EU nationals are residing in the United Kingdom right now. The most probable scenario is that they will be allowed to stay. Most of them have been in the country for at least five years and qualify for permanent residence.
However, is still not clear if EU residents in the UK will have the right to bring their families into the country after the official “divorce” date.
Also, EU nationals living in the UK will most likely have to prove their status sooner or later.
It’s always best to take care of these things sooner rather than later considering there is so much uncertainty right now.
If you need help identifying your current status, book a half-hour free consultation with one of our immigration lawyers.
What Are the Requirements for People Who Want to Move to the UK before the Official UK-EU Split?
Those who campaigned for Britain to leave the EU promised to take back control over the country’s borders. They also said they would take measures to prevent a massive influx of people entering the country post-Brexit.
However, there still haven’t been any clear actions to make us believe the UK government plans to restrict free movement. That is something that would break EU rules. What evidence is coming through now is that there have been less EEA nationals coming to work in the UK by measuring the numbers of new National Insurance numbers that have been issued since the vote.
If you are an EEA national, you currently don’t need any permission to enter the UK. However, things are most likely to change in the next couple of years, which is why you should apply for an EEA Registration Certificate.
Will the UK Close Its Borders to EU Immigrants?
The chances of that happening are close to zero. However, the migration policies after Brexit will be different, although it’s still unclear to what extent. There will probably be new rules about who can come into the UK.
It is possible that EU citizens and non-EU citizens will face the same immigration rules in the future.
Need Help Figuring out Your Particular Situation?
When the dust settles, we’ll be able to adequately understand the full spectrum of consequences that Brexit has caused.
The ramifications of the UK vote to quit the European Union when it comes to migration are still in the making. There’s no way of telling for sure what will happen in the next couple of years.
Make sure to book a 1-hour immigration consultation if you need help understanding your current status. We can answer all of your questions about migration policies after Brexit.
We will give you all the information you need and provide you with a way to acquire the desired immigration status.