If you are an EU citizen looking for support to do with applying for settled status, there are a few useful groups, websites and resources available that can help you to find out more.

Please make sure that you check carefully whether any other information you are looking at is reliable. There are a number of websites claiming to offer support when they instead seem to have been set up to generate advertising revenue. These websites do not have a verifiable high quality partner identified and often do not contain any information on the people behind the site. Please be careful and if in doubt seek the support of those with trusted partners.

Additionally, please also note that giving immigration advice is illegal unless you are permitted to do so. As Colin Yeo, immigration and asylum barrister, explains:

“Under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 it is illegal to give immigration advice to an individual unless the person giving the advice is specifically permitted to do so. The maximum penalty is two years in prison. Regulated lawyers like solicitors, barristers and CILEX advisers are authorised. Non-lawyers who want to give immigration advice must register with the OISC.”

The full article with further details is available here – please take a moment to read it; the3million are fully OISC compliant.

Struggling with the situation?

We know from the emails we received that many EU citizens are struggling with the situation. If you are one of them please talk to someone.