Immigration ‘No Deal’ Policy Paper Published
Recently the UK Government published a Policy Paper regarding what will happen in the likelihood of ‘No Deal’ Brexit scenario occurring.
The Policy Paper was published by the UK Home Office on 28th January 2019 and outlines in broad terms how all EU Citizens shall be treated within the UK should there be a ‘No Deal’ Brexit.
One of the most dominate assertions made by the UK Home Office is that if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, then end of free-movement shall be sought after “as soon as possible”. So to end the Freedom of Movement, the UK Home Office will use and enact the Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal ) Bill that was introduced into Parliament in December 2018.
From here, “temporary, transitional arrangements” will be applied from 30 March 2019 until 31 December 2020 in which after this new deadline, a new immigration regime will be implemented in the UK altogether.
Any EU Citizens wanting to visit the UK during this transitional period can stay up to three months without a visa, in which after this they shall be required to apply for a ‘Leave to Remain’ Status within three months of arrival.
However the majority of the key points outlined within the Policy Paper are subjected to approval by Parliament so as to have any power of enforcement.
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