New UK immigration
November 14, 2016
New immigration regulations for EEA nationals in the UK have been laid before Parliament and will come into force on 1 February 2017.
The Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 outline the rights of EEA nationals and their families to reside in the UK, and deal with applications for Registration Certificates, Residence Cards and Permanent Residence.
The new legislation includes a few noteworthy changes to the rights of EEA nationals and their families within the UK, but mostly only formalise processes and requirements which are already in place.
The new regulations include:
- A new regulation stipulating that all applicants must complete an application form when submitting an application
- Confirmation that there is no right of appeal for extended family members
- The introduction of a new verification process for the Home Office to check whether an EEA national or family member qualifies to reside in the UK
If you have any questions about the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 please contact us for up to date advice.