Action required for those eligible to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme
The United Kingdom has left the European Union on 31st January 2020 and the subsequent transition period and grace period have now ended.
The EU Settlement Scheme was established to enable EU, EEA and Swiss citizens (and their family members), resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, to obtain the immigration status required to continue to work and live in the UK.
The EU Settlement Scheme application deadline of 30th June 2021 has now passed. From 1 July 2021, EU, EEA and Swiss citizens (and their family members) are required to evidence their right to be in the UK by having obtained a valid UK immigration status, such as under the EU Settlement Scheme.
If you have applied under the EU Settlement Scheme
If you have applied under the EU Settlement Scheme for settled or pre-settled status, we suggest you contact your People and Organisational Development (P&OD) team to inform them of your status or your pending application. This will enable our team to record your status on our system, and where applicable, remind those with pre-settled status to apply for settled status prior to the expiry date of their pre-settled status.
If you have not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme
If you were resident in the UK prior to 31 December 2020 and have not applied to the EU Settlement Scheme, you may still be able to make a late application.
Late applications are discretionary and may be accepted if you were not able to apply prior to the deadline due to a reasonable ground. Full details on making a late application and what constitutes a reasonable ground can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-information-for-late-applicants . Late applications should be submitted as soon as possible as the grace period for working with a pending application is limited.
Please note that it is vital that you inform your P&OD team immediately if you have not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme as this will have an impact on your right to work and live in the UK.
How to contact your P&OD team
Direct contact details for People and Organisational Development colleagues in each College/ University Services can be found here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/contact/
Please remember that you still need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme even if you have lived in the UK for many years, are married to a British citizen, or hold a permanent residence document. Children also require to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme individually.
Further information for EU Settlement Scheme applicants is available on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-communications-information-for-applicants/eu-settlement-scheme-information-for-eu-settlement-scheme-applicants-accessible-version
Our position remains that we want to support you in any way we can. The University of Glasgow has a global reputation and we are fully committed to attracting and retaining talented people to join and remain part of our diverse, inclusive Team UoG community studying and working with us aligned with our World Changing ambitions.