MIL-OSI Europe: Written question – Problems with the Home Office faced by EU nationals resident in the United Kingdom – E-004088/2021


Source: European Parliament

On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union. At the same time, however, a large number of EU nationals wished to remain permanently in the United Kingdom. On 18 August, many of them received a letter from the UK Home Office threatening loss of the right to employment and access to public services if they failed to register for pre-settled status within 25 days. However, it subsequently emerged that most of the recipients had either already registered or already obtained pre-settled status.

In fact, the letter is creating legal uncertainty for many EU nationals, revealing that neither the ministry database nor the officials concerned have any clear information regarding the civil status of EU nationals in the UK, for which physical evidence cannot, moreover, be provided.

1. Is the European Commission aware of this problem and does it plan to investigate the matter?

2. What action will i take to ensure that the rights of EU nationals in the UK are fully upheld?

3. Will it raise this issue with the UK Home Secretary as a matter of urgency?

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