Implications of Brexit for Immigration

Posted in : Immigration and Employment Updates on 29 January 2018
Nathan Campbell
Cleaver Fulton Rankin
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A year and a half after the UK voted to leave the EU there is still great uncertainty, particularly on immigration matters. This article seeks to outline what the current situation is and what the future may hold.

Current situation

Generally, under EU law, European Economic Area (“EEA”) nationals and Swiss nationals have freedom of movement to enter, live and work in the UK (as long as they are a job seeker, worker, self-employed, self-sufficient or a student). This right also extends to their non-EEA family members. The right applies automatically and there is technically no need to obtain documentation evidencing it (except for non-EEA national “extended” family members). However, it is

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This article is correct at 29/01/2018

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Nathan Campbell
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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