The University of Warwick has announced its intention to cover the cost of the UK settlement fee for its EU citizen employees and their partners and dependants.
Warwick’s decision is subject to the introduction of the UK government’s ‘settlement scheme’ – a process launched by the Home Office which requires EU nationals in the UK to apply for permanent residency (settled or pre-settled status) post-Brexit. From 1 July 2021, EU citizens and their family members in the UK will be legally required to hold - or have applied for - their continued residency in the UK.
How the scheme works
The cost of making an application for settled status to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is £65 per adult (aged 16 and over) and £32.50 per child. The Home Office has stated that the online application system will be piloted from ‘late 2018’, with full access available by 29 March 2019. Once eligible individuals have successfully applied and been notified of their status, they will be able to claim for reimbursement from Warwick by completing a simple online form and submitting evidence.
Warwick will also extend its offerings to future employees who are resident in the UK before the 31 December 2020 deadline.
Further updates will follow in due course. Please continue to check the University’s Brexit webpages to find up to date information, support and guidance.
If you have any additional questions, please contact email@example.com.
Update: November 2018 - Access the reimbursement form
Brexit guidance for staff
Access Warwick's Brexit webpages, which are updated regularly and provide information for staff members who may be affected by the UK's decision to leave the EU.