Free Movement cut off date to be announced
It has been reported, by The Telegraph, that the unelected British Prime Minister – Theresa May is poised to end the free movement of new EU migrants on the same day article 50 is triggered.
The Telegraph is reporting that the PM is expected to say EU citizens who travel to Britain after she triggers Article 50 will no longer have the automatic right to stay in the UK permanently.
It is also reported that those who arrived in the UK before the cut off date will have their rights protected, if British citizens are given the same protections elsewhere. If this is the case, then this could well affect the Surinder Singh Route.
However, if you have been living together in the UK before we actually leave the EU, there should be some form of protections to enable you to continue living together as a couple. There is currently leave to remain outside the rules – the ten year route – FLR(FP) / FLR(o). It is hoped that those who are affected by this news – if of any substance – will face no issues in transferring to this route.
More will be posted as known…