Successful applicants under the EU Settlement Scheme will be allowed to work, study and access the NHS however by the end of the transition period on 30th June 2021, if the EU, EEA or Swiss citizen – or indeed their family members – have not obtained pre-settled status or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, they will most likely be subjected to the hostile environment policy – i.e. they will be liable to enforcement action, detention and removal as an immigration offender.
You may choose to use the Home Office online service to check if they have been granted the status, to do this you will require the employee’s date of birth and unique share code. You will need to keep a record of this check.
Citizens who are unsure if they need visa pre and post Brexit, please go to Gov website in order to check if your country needs a visa to come to UK to visit, study or work.
The UK Government has introduced single immigration system from 1 January 2021. The new system includes:
Visitors from the EU, EEA or Switzerland will be able to come to the UK for 6 months, including tourists and business visitors.
From 1st January 2021, sponsorship duties should also be broadly in line with how they are now, for EU nationals. More guidance can be found here.
The EUSS enables EU, other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss citizens, resident in the UK by the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, and their family members to get the UK immigration status they need to continue to work, study and access benefits and services, such as healthcare, in the UK after 30 June 2021. The EUSS family permit enables relevant family members to travel to the UK.
The changes to the Immigration Rules in respect of Appendix EU and Appendix EU (Family Permit) from 8 November 2022 include: