Immigration: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Chair, Committee on Standards, Chair, Committee on Standards

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how employers will establish whether an EU national starting work between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021 should have obtained permission to work under the points-based system or is eligible for status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Employers will not be required to distinguish between those EU citizens who are eligible for the EU Settlement Scheme and new arrivals between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021. We have made it clear that all EU citizens can continue to use their passport or national identity card to evidence their right to work until 30 June 2021. This ensures those who are eligible for the EU Settlement Scheme but have not yet obtained status can continue to evidence their right to work.

More information is available on Gov.uk and we have a comprehensive programme of engagement with businesses of all sizes, across the UK, to ensure they fully understand their obligations as employers of EU citizens.

Further guidance on right to work checks after 30 June 2021 will be issued in due course.

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