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Brexit: Staying in the UK

For organisations and support workers

If you are supporting a survivor with European citizenship or a survivor whose partner has European citizenship, it’s essential that you check whether they applied to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). The deadline for applications was 30 June 2021.

You might be working with survivors in a variety of situations and this may affect their immigration rights and options. The organisations below can advise you and the survivor regarding late applications and what their rights after the deadline:

Citizens Advice Scotland

CAS has lots of advice and information about the EU Settlement Scheme. They also have specific EU Settlement Scheme Advisors who are available to support vulnerable clients. You will need to make a referral by emailing the workers below directly:

Helpline: 0800 916 9847 (open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)
Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/immigration

Email: Pascale Crozier - EUCitizens@invernesscab.casonline.org.uk
Shaina Gabi - EUCitizens@caed.org.uk

2nd Tier Immigration and Asylum Advice Line

This advice line is operated by the immigration solicitors at JustRight Scotland and it’s open to advisers or professionals in Scotland seeking advice relating to immigration and asylum law.

Call: 0141 406 5353 (open Wednesdays, 2 – 4pm)
Click here for more information.

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre

Support workers and survivors can contact us to get legal advice, information and advocacy support.

Helpline: 08088 010 789 (open Monday to Friday, see opening times here).
Advice appointments: find how to book an appointment here.
Help guides: read and download our guides.
COVID-19 blogs: read our blogs with information related to abuse and legal processes during the pandemic.

Webinar - 'Brexit, the EU Settlement Scheme and women living with abuse'

In May 2021 our Centre organised a webinar for support organisations and agencies in partnership with Citizens Advice Scotland.

The webinar discusses the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) and offers in-depth case studies of women experiencing abuse who are impacted by the post-Brexit immigration rules and what to do if they didn't submit an application before the deadline.

If you would like to access the recording of this webinar, please send us an email to: info@scottishwomensrightscentre.org.uk.

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