Immigration: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is his policy to allow third-party payment of the fees for applications for settled status for EU citizens.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

As my Rt Hon Friend the Prime Minister told the House of Commons on 21 January (col. 28) “that we have listened to concerns raised in constituencies, by Members in the House and by user groups, and when we roll out the scheme fully in March, the Government will not charge an application fee to anyone applying under the EU Settlement Scheme. Anyone who has applied during the private or public beta test phases, or who does so, will have their fee reimbursed. Details of the refunds process will be published shortly.”

It was a matter for individual organisations or employers to decide whether they wished to pay on an applicant’s behalf, give them the funds to pay, or reimburse the fee.

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