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Please read this thread with an example of how EU citizens can be affected by the absence of physical proof of their #SettledStatus.

Many more testimonies regarding issues with Settled Status are in the NEW EDITION of In Limbo.
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I'm a Lithuanian citizen, with #SettledStatus in the UK.
My mother currently lives in Russia, I haven't seen her for a very long time. The planes started flying again 2 weeks ago and Russia has resumed its air corridors with just 3 countries, the UK, Turkey and Tanzania.
In order to go and see her, I have to apply for the free electronic visa. Unfortunately, in order to do so, the Russian Embassy wants me to provide the physical proof of my UK residency, verified by a notary.

Sadly, the Home Office doesn't issue such documents.
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#EUcitizens were concerned the implementation of #settledstatus would result in de facto limitation of existing rights in the UK during #EULaw application – New guidance on applications for naturalisation as British citizen now seems to confirm these fears. How so? A thread 1/11
It marks the return of the nightmare that is comprehensive sickness insurance (#CSI). 2016 referendum led to an increase in applications for residency documents by #EUcitizens @the3million confirming leave to remain in UK:… 2/11
Not ‘qualified’ EUcitizens (simply not working/studying) expected to hold health insurance despite having lawful & legal access to NHS through residency. Rule not appropriately communicated at any point & result of improper implementation of EUDirect… 3/11
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🇪🇺🇬🇧🇪🇺🇩🇪🇬🇧🇪🇺🇭🇺🇪🇺 I regularly come across EU citizens living here who tell me they aren't bothering to apply for Settled status/citizenship because they don't believe the UK will leave the EU/they have been here for X years/are married, living with a Brit, so they will be OK.
🇪🇺🇭🇺They are wrong! And I am tweeting this to ask YOU to be proactive in enging EU citizens in conversations: None of their preconception are relevant. After 31/12/2020 they will be in the country ILLEGALLY and could be deported. No EU citizen resident in the UK is OK.
🇩🇪🇬🇧🇭🇺🇪🇺ALL EU citizens living/working here MUST apply for #settledstatus ...yes I KNOW it is vile, but they MUST do so. The Govt will ASK employers/landlords to CHECK the status of their employees ... and they could be sacked/made homeless.
Refer them to Forum for EU Citizens FB
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#SettledStatus applicants have to agree for their data to be shared with third parties. If they do not do this, they will not get Settled Status.
Think about that for a minute. The data in the application is very sensitive and could be sold to corporations. 1/
#SettledStatus is not secured in Primary Legislation which means the terms of Settled Status could be changed without Parliamentary debate or approval.

Not very settled is it?

Here is a testimony from Patricia Hopwood , posted with her permission and my sincere thanks. 2/2
.@CosiDoerfel can you confirm people can't get their status's only the Settled Status application and rules could change via 2ry legislation which would affect future applications?
(Sorry if I got it wrong in above tweet).
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Thank you @CarolineLucas for speaking up for #FreedomOfMovement.

As EU citizens & UK citizens who have benefited from this beautiful right, we were pleased to hear several politicians speak out in defence of it.

We don't want to lose it.

#Immigration is indeed a brilliant thing.

Thank you @joswinson for injecting much needed positivity into the debate around #immigrants. We should indeed be celebrating immigration and #FreedomOfMovement!


'Imagine if British citizens living in other countries were talked about and treated in the way that immigrants here are sometimes talked about. It's shameful, it's wrong and we need to change it.'

Thank you @NicolaSturgeon for speaking up for us!

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I shall be live tweeting this debate - hoping to see some constructive policy suggestions from @scotgov here. #NewScots #Scotland #UnitedInDiversity #SettledStatus
@scotgov Shockingly few attending the debate. @BenMacpherson points out that @scotgov is working with @the3million and other to provide support in applying for (pre)SS.
@scotgov @BenMacpherson @the3million Thompkin reprimands @BenMacpherson for using the phrase "hostile environment", stating that UKgov is welcoming skilled labour and that this is not 'hostile'. MacPherson responds that going by migrant's experiences the Hostile Environment has spread fear.
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The fact is that EU citizens do not apply for Settled or Pre-Settled Status but for a status.
During the process applicants are confronted with the outcome of the automatic system check which often wrongly concludes lesser Pre-Settled Status.

This is highly problematic...

Only after the automatic system check are EU citizens asked if they feel that they should be entitled to the full Settled Status.

At which point they are given "the option" to accept Pre-Settled status or provide more evidence.

It is right for @BBCr4today to raise concerns over EU citizens unwittingly ending up with the wrong status. At no point during EU settlement scheme application process does the Home Office ask when applicants moved to the UK permanently. There is zero quality control.

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@the3million Something that I have not seen mentioned anywhere & that I think is *extremely* important on *why* people should NOT SETTLE for #PreSettledStatus, if they believe they're entitled to #SettledStatus instead, is that, apart from the principle of it, NO ONE knows whether or how /1
@the3million the requirements/criteria to "convert" it to #SettledStatus in the future, might change. Again, apart from the fact that people will have to *apply* AGAIN, there's NO GUARANTEE *anywhere* that in a few years or even a few months, the process won't become more strict/demanding! /2
@the3million When it comes to the #Tories & @ukhomeoffice in general, rules/laws change *all the time* &, esp because of the secondary legislation's ease to amend them without Parliamentary scrutiny, chances are that, as the new general #immigration policy is developed & re-structured, /3
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Vamos explicar un poco el registro del 'Settlement Scheme' y aclarar algunos términos y plazos #DentroHilo
Es obligatorio registrarse en el 'Settlement Scheme'. Para ello las autoridades británicas han sacado una app llamada: 'EU Exit: ID Document Check'.

Será necesario realizarlo con un dispositivo Android 6.0 o superior y que disponga de NFC (lo que permite paga con contactless)
La aplicación solicitará pruebas de identidad, de residencia (normalmente con el NIN es suficiente) y habrá que responder un par de preguntas sobre antecedentes penales. Además solicitará el escaneo del pasaporte, del chip, del rostro y la realización de una foto.
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Excellent stuff from the @ukhomeoffice. My dad just tried to apply for #SettledStatus and this was the result. Scheme open from today.
@ukhomeoffice Tried to apply through the app. Needed some help on some stages (good luck to older people on their own).
@ukhomeoffice Then taken through to HO website. First it said it was in a 'beta' and 'trial' stage. Then said there was a problem and to call the helpline
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Thread: The U.K. Govt. confirmed what was suspected (and what the @ukhomeoffice have hinted at in private talks) that, in the event of a no-deal #Brexit, free movement will end on 29/03/2019. For #EUcitizens arriving after this date, they face a new temporary system.
The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, once enacted, will repeal the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016, which currently implement free movement in UK law.
This system will be a temporary transitional system running from 30/03/2019 and until 31/12/2020, to give the U.K. Govt. time to implement the new immigration system on 01/01/2021.
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Thread on the removal of the fee for #SettledStatus @InLimboBrexit

That's a start indeed (it should have never been paying!) but we're still being punished as 1- we have to APPLY not register (thus subject to refusal or HO blunder - 10%!) 1/
2- we're losing rights we've built our lives on in good faith 3- our details will be used by the govt as they please 4- our situation will remain very insecure as decided by secondary legislation (no involvement of Parliament) 2/
5- many EU citizens here in vulnerable situations like the elderly will in many cases be left behind (think Windrush) 6- already EU27 citizens are being discriminated against by employers and landlords who fear illegality 3/
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A wee thing about seeing friends over the winter (pagan) holiday...
Yesterday, I picked up my best friend's oldest son to go skiing. Not in the Alps, but in Scotland.
And not at Cairngorm or even at Glencoe. We traveled to Glasgow, to the big indoor Fridge at Braehead.
We were joined, amongst others, by a Dutch friend who has also lived, worked and married in, and to, Scotland since the 90s. Again, uncertainty for him as he also doesn't have British citizenship. 2/8...
On the way back we stopped off to see some other friends and their wee 15 month old son. He's Scottish, as is his German Mum - again, someone that's lived and worked here for nearly 20 years and now faces a situation where she doesn't know if she'll be allowed to stay here.
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1. Dear @carolinenokes MP and @10DowningStreet.
I started to work in the UK (for @fusionenergy) on the 14/04/2014 as Senior Electrical Designer, I am now an Electrical systems design engineer.
A "#HighSkilled migrant" as they say, but not eligible to the #SettledStatus. [THREAD]
2. I will have my 5 eligible years on the 14/04/2019.
Or 16 days after #BrexitDay.
Maybe it is worth to mention that I arrived on the 01/12/2013. So I have actually my 5 years, but I have no proof.
I was joining an ex-partner to look for work in the UK, my name was not on bills.
3. Yesterday, like other fellow @The3Million, I read the following article.
"Employers will be expected to check whether EU nationals have the right to work in the UK if there is a #NoDeal #Brexit, even though it will be almost impossible to assess this".…
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This evening I had the great pleasure to attend an event on @The3Million's #citizensrights at the Romanian Cultural Insitute #London, with speeches from @SuellaFernandes, @PaulBrummell & Romanian ambassador + Q&A with @DExEUgov, @ukhomeoffice, DWP, Education.
My thoughts ⬇️
Overall - and expected- a very positive tone from all parts, underlining the contribution Romanians make to the UK (this is really needed to balance the Mail & the Sun's coverage), and emphasizing the UK's commitment to #citizensrights.
However, the devil is in the detail.
To start with, Suella Fernandes references the #Florence speech and how EU citizens will continue to 'live their lives as before'.

- - 'Living their lives as before' is only logically possible if guaranteeing ALL existing rights.
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