14 Nov 2018
EU Settlement Scheme pilot
The University has now received further information from the UKVI regarding the application process for the EU Settlement Scheme pilot, and staff can now register to take part.
Under this phase of the pilot and with effect from 15 November 2018, colleagues who are eligible to apply for pre-settled or settled status must be employees of Loughborough University and be either:
- an EU citizen who has a valid biometric passport (this is an e-passport which has a digital chip), or
- a non-EU citizen family member of an EU citizen who has a biometric residence card with ‘EU Right to Reside’ on the back, which has been applied for on or after 6 April 2015.
By taking part, you will be able to make an early application for your new UK immigration status so you can continue to live and work in the UK after the end of the planned implementation period on 31 December 2020.
Staff are reminded that the pilot is entirely voluntary and there is no obligation to take part. The purpose of the pilot is to ensure that the system and processes of the EU Settlement Scheme have been tested before they are fully launched in March next year.
Reimbursement of application fee
As a current employee, if you do wish to make an application for pre-settled or settled status, the University will reimburse the £65 cost of your application. Please note the fee will be taxable and will be automatically paid in your February 2019 salary.
In order to claim reimbursement, please forward evidence that you have submitted your application to email@example.com. The deadline for receipt of evidence to ensure reimbursement in February’s salary is 31 January 2019.
For further advice and support
Please contact the Human Resources Immigration Team by telephone on 01509 228028 (Sue Bruce) or 222923 (Sheralyn Bland) or by e-mail.