Brexit Update – Non EEA Family Members of UK Citizens Living in Ireland
INIS has issued the following update in relation to non-EEA Family members of UK citizens residing in Ireland:
If your application is still being processed – At this stage, no specific action is required from you if your application is being processed.
- If you are the holder of a valid Stamp 4 EUFam card – As a person who is currently entitled to avail of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015, you should have no concerns regarding your continued residence in Ireland after the 29 March 2019. In a no-deal scenario you will no longer be subject to the provisions of the Free Movement Directive and the exercise of EU Treaty rights and entitlements. However, arrangements are being put in place for non-EU/EEA family members of UK citizens who have been exercising Free Movement rights here up to 29 March 2019 to facilitate their transfer under domestic immigration arrangements to provide for their continued residence in the State. Insofar as possible, the objective is to retain similar rights to those that you would have enjoyed as a family member of an EU national including access to the labour market.
- In accordance with existing requirements, please update this office if there is any change in your circumstances including a change of address. You can contact this office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event that there is a deal, then the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement on Citizens Rights will apply to your circumstances.
A communication strategy is being put in place that will include contacting relevant customers directly in the event of a no-deal Brexit. This will be supplemented by regular updates on our website.
Further updates will issue in respect of UK nationals coming here post 29 March 2019 in a no-deal scenario.”
Contact us today for further information.