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Advice site for EU citizens

Tue 26 Jun 2018
London Borough of Ealing is home to people from all over the world, including 55,000 from other countries in the European Union, who make a huge contribution to the borough.

Since the referendum on 23 June 2016, there has been uncertainty about the rights of people from other EU countries to remain in the UK.

On the anniversary of the vote, Ealing Council has produced a webpage explaining the current position and linking to further information.

Ealing Council believes diversity is one of the boroughs greatest strengths and wants to protect the rights of all its residents, including EU citizens. Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council said: "In April 2018 Ealing councillors voted to support all EU citizens in the borough and wants to assure them that they are valued and welcome in Ealing."

"The council continues to apply pressure to the government and has written asking it to guarantee EU citizens’ rights, in the event of a hard Brexit, or any other circumstances. The council has also asked the government to give all UK citizens the final say on any Brexit deal."

"I have also written to the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, urging reconsideration of the decision to levy a charge of £65 per person for the process of registration for EU citizens. While for some this is an affordable amount, for very many at the lower end of the income range, this will be a sizeable portion of their disposable income, particularly so for families who will have to pay for multiple applications."

The full impact of Brexit upon EU Citizens living in the UK will not be known until the negotiations between the UK and the EU are completed. Individual circumstances will vary and residents affected by Brexit may benefit from seeking independent legal advice.

The current situation is that the rights of EU Citizens and their family members to live and work in the UK will remain the same until the UK leaves the EU.

To find an immigration advisor or solicitor near you who can provide independent legal advice, visit The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) at or the Law Society at

To view current information on the position for EU citizens go to

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