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Home Office EU Settlement scheme now open for staff

15 Nov 2018

Further guidance on the Home Office pilot scheme

Further to the announcement last week on Staffnet, if you are a non-UK EU citizen, or a non-EEA relative of an EU citizen, and you work at the University, you are now able to participate in a Home Office pilot scheme to apply for EU settled status, for which the University has elected to provide a refund of the £65 fee.

To register to participate in the pilot, which opens today (15 November), you will need to send a blank email from your own email account to eusettlementpilot@homeoffice.gov.uk. The Home Office will be replying to emails on a phased basis and it might take two to three weeks for you to receive your reply. Please only send one email, and make sure you check your inbox and junk mail regularly. When you do receive a reply, it will contain a link to the online application form, and you will need to complete your application before 22 December 2018.

The Home Office is applying a £65 fee for applications which the University has decided to refund in order to help staff take part. You can claim for this refund by completing the PR5, Staff Fees Claim Form and submitting it to HR Services along with your proof of payment.

The latest information about the scheme has now been added to Staffnet along with the process of claiming the refund.