Settled status?

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davhill

Original Poster:

3,377 posts

122 months

Friday 22nd June 2018
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I'm not sure what to think of this. 3.5M applicants, each paying
£65 or half that if a minor. If it was Germany of France, would it be
£6,500? scratchchin

Can't help thinking 3.5M is a lot of bodies, Deutschland and
La Belle aren't little islands...



Enricogto

620 posts

83 months

Friday 22nd June 2018
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What, do you think it’s not enough? Consider that many of us came here because we were called by British firms to work here, and we’ve paid our taxes for many years, contributing to the welfare and development of this country.... Not sure what do you base your idea it would be £6500 on...

Tlandcruiser

2,117 posts

136 months

Friday 22nd June 2018
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It’s stupid that anyone who already has a permanent residence card like my wife, will have to apply for this anyway.

We will start the process for a British passport anyway.

paulrockliffe

7,815 posts

165 months

Friday 22nd June 2018
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Tlandcruiser said:
It’s stupid that anyone who already has a permanent residence card like my wife, will have to apply for this anyway.

We will start the process for a British passport anyway.
Why, it's different to permanent residence. Your wife can retain her permanent residence, chose to have settled status, or choose to apply for British Citizenship. Each option has it's own risks and benefits.

designforlife

2,242 posts

101 months

Friday 22nd June 2018
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spare a thought for me and my missus lol, her spouse visa is costing us £2000 and it only lasts 2 and a half years frown

£65 is a bargain.
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andy_s

13,999 posts

197 months

Friday 22nd June 2018
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I tend to think it's a 'nominal' admin fee all things considered / compared to similar HMG paperwork.

TheFungle

3,488 posts

144 months

Monday 25th June 2018
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Unsure as to what it means for the lovely Irish Mrs Fungle.

She has lived here for 13 yrs, brought a professional qualification with her, paid a significant amount in taxes and now as a Company Director, helps to successfully run a medium sized business which pays it's staff above what would be expected for the sector.


davepoth

29,334 posts

137 months

Monday 25th June 2018
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Tlandcruiser said:
It’s stupid that anyone who already has a permanent residence card like my wife, will have to apply for this anyway.

We will start the process for a British passport anyway.
She doesn't - not really, anyway. If you have a permanent residence card there's no check required, and no fee to pay.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/status-of-eu-nationals...

davepoth

29,334 posts

137 months

Monday 25th June 2018
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TheFungle said:
Unsure as to what it means for the lovely Irish Mrs Fungle.

She has lived here for 13 yrs, brought a professional qualification with her, paid a significant amount in taxes and now as a Company Director, helps to successfully run a medium sized business which pays it's staff above what would be expected for the sector.
No change at all. The Irish are covered by the Common Travel Area which predates the EU, will postdate the EU, and gives more rights in the UK to Mrs Fungle than the EU ever did.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/citizen...

TheFungle

3,488 posts

144 months

Monday 25th June 2018
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davepoth said:
No change at all. The Irish are covered by the Common Travel Area which predates the EU, will postdate the EU, and gives more rights in the UK to Mrs Fungle than the EU ever did.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/citizen...
Thanks - not quite sure how I missed that.

Last spot of looking into it I did suggested that that CTA would be advisory only and (possible) subject to change.

Let's hope there are no hidden shockers with this one.

davepoth

29,334 posts

137 months

Monday 25th June 2018
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TheFungle said:
davepoth said:
No change at all. The Irish are covered by the Common Travel Area which predates the EU, will postdate the EU, and gives more rights in the UK to Mrs Fungle than the EU ever did.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/citizen...
Thanks - not quite sure how I missed that.

Last spot of looking into it I did suggested that that CTA would be advisory only and (possible) subject to change.

Let's hope there are no hidden shockers with this one.
There's no chance of any change to the CTA - it's about the only thing that the UK and Ireland agree on at the moment!

Murph7355

21,283 posts

194 months

Tuesday 26th June 2018
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davepoth said:
There's no chance of any change to the CTA - it's about the only thing that the UK and Ireland agree on at the moment!
And even if there was, they're not going to start kicking people out the day after Brexit day!

(And for anyone thinking £65 is a lot. Really?).

MDMetal

1,137 posts

86 months

Tuesday 26th June 2018
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£65 is the same as the application for permanent residence? (which if you already have they will waive the fee).

I'm curious from my wife's POV if you can go from settled to applying for citizenship. Currently you have to apply for permanent residence then citizenship which is a faff. EU citizen never needs to prove residence unless they want to apply for citizenship.

So basically is settled == permanent residence? I assume so if they're making everyone reapply

croyde

15,128 posts

168 months

Monday 21st January
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Goes live today. Already confusion.

Nice little earner for Theresa. 3.5 million x £65.

Actually makes me feel sad and ashamed to be British.

JagLover

24,733 posts

173 months

Monday 21st January
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croyde said:
Goes live today. Already confusion.

Nice little earner for Theresa. 3.5 million x £65.

Actually makes me feel sad and ashamed to be British.
It makes you "sad and ashamed" that people are required to prove they are entitled to settled status, with all that this entails?

glazbagun

9,249 posts

135 months

Monday 21st January
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Does this mean that if you are, say, a post-doc student or barista that has been here for a couple of years you can expect to be sent home unless you pass an earnings threshold post- brexit?

croyde

15,128 posts

168 months

Monday 21st January
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The machinery to restrict immigration has always been in place despite being in the EU.

Just that the feck wits in charge never instigated it.

JagLover

24,733 posts

173 months

Monday 21st January
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croyde said:
The machinery to restrict immigration has always been in place despite being in the EU.

Just that the feck wits in charge never instigated it.
On a case by case basis with severe financial consequences if judged not to have followed the rules.

As an example the government has just been ordered to pay £70,000 in compensation in relation to a couple they tried to deport as they were sleeping rough. So £70,000, plus the legal fees, to try and deport two people.

bitchstewie

18,800 posts

148 months

Monday 21st January
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Who has faith in the government that they won't fk it up and we'll find ourselves with another Windrush in 10 years time?

There have already been threads on here where people seemed shocked that having voted to end freedom of movement, there would be some people impacted by the application of the new rules.

rscott

8,123 posts

129 months

Monday 21st January
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JagLover said:
croyde said:
The machinery to restrict immigration has always been in place despite being in the EU.

Just that the feck wits in charge never instigated it.
On a case by case basis with severe financial consequences if judged not to have followed the rules.

As an example the government has just been ordered to pay £70,000 in compensation in relation to a couple they tried to deport as they were sleeping rough. So £70,000, plus the legal fees, to try and deport two people.
The £70k payout was for the way their deportation was handled though https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-4... ...