Immigration: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 28th January 2019.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to support people to prove their eligibility for settled status.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The EU Settlement Scheme provides a simple, streamlined process for resident EU citizens and their family members to obtain their new UK immigration status. The application process draws on existing government data, to minimise the need for applicants to provide evidence of their UK residence. Caseworkers will work with applicants to help them to establish their eligibility under the scheme from the evidence they have, and they will be able to exercise discretion in favour of applicants where appropriate, to minimise administrative burdens.

Arrangements are also being developed to provide a range of support, offered by the Home Office and through third parties such as community groups and charities, to help vulnerable applicants in applying for status under the scheme.

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