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Brexit advice for staff at Warwick

We will continue to support all staff at Warwick, and to offer a global experience whatever the outcome of Brexit.

This guidance is for current staff at Warwick. If you are interested in working with us, please check our latest vacancies.

EU Settlement Scheme

Most EEA nationals will need to apply for Settled (or pre-settled) Status to continue living in the UK after 31st December 2020 (if no deal) or 30th June 2021 (if there is a deal). You will still need to apply for settled status even if you have a registration certificate or permanent residence document.

If you have not been resident in the UK for five years you are able to apply for pre-settled status. Once you reach five qualifying years, you can then apply to update your visa to settled status. The settled status scheme opened fully on 30 March 2019. It is free for all applicants.

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Right to Work

Existing employees do not need to tell us of the outcome of their EU Settlement application, and will not be asked if they have applied. It is the responsibility of the individual to apply.

  • There will be no retrospective right to work checks undertaken on existing EEA employees.
  • EEA nationals who start work for a new employer can still show their passport or national identity card to provide evidence of right to work in the UK up until 31 December 2020.
  • Non-EEA citizens can still show their biometric residence document as evidence of right to work in the UK.

Visiting Europe after Brexit

If you want to visit Europe after Brexit, you should check your passport, health insurance, and driving documentation.


Passports

On the day you travel, you’ll need your passport to have at least six months left, and be less than 10 years old (even if it has six months or more left)


Visas

You will not need a visa for short trips if you’re a tourist, according to European Commission proposals. You could stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. You may need a visa or permit to stay for longer, to study or for business travel.

When the rules are confirmed, the government will give advice about how to get a visa if you need one for each of the EU countries.

Travel to Ireland will not change after Brexit. You’ll also be able to work in Ireland in the same way as before.


Insurance

The University’s travel policy will be unaffected by Brexit and will continue to provide cover for business trips and study abroad (not personal travel). The policy covers emergency medical expenses only and not routine medical treatment that may be covered by a EHIC card, if accepted.


Data roaming

Changes to data roaming charges may be impacted by Brexit. Currently there is a capped rate, but this may change after the UK leaves the EU.


Driving in the EU after the UK leaves the EU

If you’re planning on driving in the EU, you will need some extra documents. See the Gov.uk advice on driving in Europe after Brexit.

After Brexit, you may need a Green Card as proof of motor insurance if driving in the EU. The University’s motor insurer Zurich has provided some advice if there is a no-deal outcome. See Zurich's advice on Green Cards in a no-deal Brexit.

If you require a Green Card please email insuranceservices at warwick dot ac dot uk, giving 2 weeks’ notice.

The uncertainty surrounding Brexit is often a cause for worry and concern.

Employees of the University can access personal support from the University’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Health Assured, on a confidential basis.

Health Assured provide a complete support network that offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7, covering a wide range of issues.

The uncertainty surrounding Brexit is likely to be a cause for worry and concern; there is support available for employees of the University via the University’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Health Assured, on a confidential basis.

Health Assured provide a complete support network that offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7, 365 days a year. Their services include unlimited access to counselling, including face-to-face counselling sessions and telephone counselling and legal information.

If you work with or line manage somebody that is affected by issues surrounding Brexit, please direct them to these web pages for advice and guidance.

Encourage them to make use of our free employee assistance programme. Be mindful that they may be going through a hard time, and pressures outside of work can have an impact on them both personally and professionally.

Please direct concerned students and colleagues to these webpages for advice and guidance regarding Brexit.

You can also encourage them to attend a drop in session where they can talk to someone one-to-one, and to seek support from Wellbeing Support Services.

We look forward to welcoming you

The University of Warwick is proud of our global community and our colleagues from the EU, and their families, are an important part of our campus.

Please explore our job vacancies and get in touch if you would like to work at the Warwick and move to the UK after the UK leaves the EU.


Right to Work

Current right to work in the UK checks conducted by an employer continue to apply until the end of 2020. New employees coming to the UK and starting work after 31 October 2019 who are EEA nationals can still show their passport or national identity card to prove their right to work in the UK up until 31 December 2020.

Non-EEA citizens can still show their biometric residence document as evidence of right to work in the UK.

After this, there will be a new immigration system in place from January 2021 and details will follow in due course.

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