Posted on Jul 04, 2016 in Immigration by Jamie Kerr
On the back of the Brexit decision, one of Scotland’s top immigration lawyers has urged Europeans to act now in order to protect their residence in the UK.
Jamie Kerr, immigration law specialist, initially warned European nationals living in Scotland to register with the Home Office two years ago midst initial debates on whether Britain should leave the EU.
Now that Britain has made the decision to leave the European Union, European nationals need to apply for a residence card to ensure they are protected – and they should do this as a matter of urgency.
Jamie Kerr said: “As the UK voted to leave the EU, all Europeans who are here lawfully under free movement laws will face doubts over their right to remain here.
“To avoid these uncertainties, I would strongly encourage all European nationals to apply for a British passport, as many will be eligible for British nationality but would previously have not considered or required it.”
There are an estimated 3 million non-British EU citizens living in the UK, including nationals from all European countries.
If you have any questions about registering with the Home Office you can contact Jamie Kerr or a member of the Immigration team on 01382 22911.