EU Citizens

EU citizens are in an uncertain position, being used as bargaining chips by a xenophobic Tory government.

After telling EU citizens not to apply for Permanent Residency, the Home Office is sending out letters, telling EU citizens that they will have to start applying for ‘settled status’ in 2018. Others are being threatened with deportation, though here legally.

No matter how long you’ve been away from your native EU member state, it is prudent to have an up to date passport. Some EU member states allow children and grandchildren, even great grandchildren, to obtain citizenship. Others put restrictions on, so that only children registered as foreign births, can pass on nationality to their children, if born outside the EU member state. The best way to start on this process is to check the EU member state’s embassy website. These are listed on Home page side bar.

The 3 Million is the main campaign and support group for EU citizens living in the UK.

One Day Without Us helps all non-British immigrants to UK and their families and puts on a national day of action.

Your Europe Advice is an EU-wide advice service for the public.

SOLVIT steps up to the next level and helps with

ECAS is the European Citizens’ Action Service. It runs the EU Rights Clinic to help EU citizens with problems they encounter when trying to move around the EU.

All EU citizens can use asktheEU.org which is similar to the UK’s Freedom of Information (FOI) process.

Use EU citizens as a search term to find campaigns.

Eastern European Resource Centre helps Central and Eastern Europeans, mainly in London.
Barka UK helps Central and Easyern Europeans and is affiliated to the Barka Foundation in Poland..
Work Rights Centre helps EU citizens learn about rights, improve employability, fight employment discrimination and get out of badly paid, insecure jobs.

Look for local organisations too. They will go up in the county listings when found eg Polska Kent

There are many anglo-EU member state friendship associations and member state cultural associations listed on the London page. You will also find joint chambers of commerce and law centres too.

Eunite website