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Issues for EEA nationals in HEIs

On 28 February 2018, the UK Government published proposals that EU nationals arriving during the post-Brexit implementation period will be eligible to settle in the UK after five years’ residence. Information for EU nationals has also been published and the factsheet is available on the website.

On 15 December 2017, the European Council accepted, on the basis of a joint report from the negotiators of the EU and UK, that sufficient progress had been made in phase 1 of Brexit negotiations to move onto phase 2. The Joint Report sets out the agreement reached on three priority areas, including ‘protecting the rights of Union citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the Union’. UCEA Update 17:098 provides details.

On 9 November 2017, the Home Office and the Department for Exiting the European Union published a Technical Note outlining details of the UK’s proposed administrative procedures for EU citizens obtaining settled status. UCEA Update 17:086 provides details.

On 26 June 2017 the Government published an offer for EU citizens in the UK (and UK nationals in the EU) on their rights and status after the UK leaves the EU. UCEA produced a summary report of its survey of HEIs’ views on the offer.

Universities UK has published FAQs on the ramifications of Brexit for universities and students. This is being regularly updated. 

Immigration specialists Fragomen have developed resources on Brexit, including useful FAQs focusing particularly on the impact for EU nationals in the UK. 
Mills & Reeve have prepared a "post-Brexit immigration FAQ", which offers useful insight on the application process for permanent residence. 
Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) have published a detailed FAQ specifically for HEIs on the impact of 'Brexit' on EEA nationals.
KPMG’s EU Referendum forum  provides access to resources including a useful flow chart on the potential impact on individuals depending on their migration status. Registration is required to access these resources, and the flow chart – “a guide to migration implications” – can be found under the “People and migration” tab.
The CIPD has published an article on "Key points to consider when hiring EU staff pre Brexit".  A blog post on "Brexit and immigration: steps to consider now" has also been published. 
Professional services firm Deloitte have produced a "Guide to Brexit" which includes an analysis of issues for EEA nationals. 
This page was last updated on 5 March 2018.