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Collection: UK leaving the EU: what you need to know

On 29 March 2017, the government triggered Article 50, which begins the formal process of the UK leaving the EU.

The government is looking to secure the status of British nationals living in other member states and EU nationals already living in the UK, as early as possible.

The UK remains a full member until we exit the EU, and all rights and obligations of membership remain in place until then.

 
Detailed guide: Status of EU nationals in the UK: what you need to know

This page will be updated with the latest information about the status of European Union (EU) nationals in the UK (see note 1) as the EU negotiations progress.

Important information

You do not need to do anything as a result of Article 50 being triggered. There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK while the UK remains in the EU.

Under EU law you don’t need a document to confirm your residence status in the UK (see note 2).

If you’re planning to apply for a document just to confirm your status, you can Read more...

 
Press release: New powers to tackle illegal working in licensed premises

Under the measures, brought in as part of the Immigration Act 2016, immigration checks will be part of the process for applying for a licence. From today, a premises or personal licence will not be issued to anyone who does not have permission to be or work in the UK. Being granted a licence and continuing to hold it will also be reliant on complying with the UK’s immigration laws.

Additionally, the Home Office will be consulted in the same way as the police before a licence is granted. If a business has any immigration offences and civil penalties, these will be considered as part of th...

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Guidance: Mauritius: country policy and information notes

Country policy and information notes (previously known as country information and guidance reports) are used by UK Visas and Immigration officials to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

The notes also give information on asylum seekers’ countries of origin.

 
Guidance: Cameroon: country policy and information notes

Country policy and information notes (previously known as country information and guidance reports) are used by UK Visas and Immigration officials to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

The notes also give information on asylum seekers’ countries of origin.

 
Policy paper: Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC1078, 16 March 2017

This document sets out the specific changes to the Immigration Rules on given dates.

 
Policy paper: Policy statement: section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016

Updated: Updated policy statement.

Policy statement setting out the basis on which further transfers of unaccompanied children will be made under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, to the specified number of 480.

 
Press release: First UK ePassport Gates opened in Paris

Updated: Added translation

The British Ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn and the Director-General of Border Force, Sir Charles Montgomery opened the UK’s first overseas ePassport Gates on 2 March 201.

In a ceremony at the UK’s border control at Paris Gare du Nord, the Ambassador hailed the positive changes the gates would bring to passengers.

ePassport Gates use the latest technology to check passengers at the border before continuing their journey. These gates will increase the number of passport control points and allow checks to take place efficiently.

Opening the gates, ...

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