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European Immigration

START UP/ ENTREPRENEUR VISA TO EUROPE

There are by now 28 member states in the European Union.
The “Startup Visa” is a temporary residence permit provided by numerous European countries to invite entrepreneurs who are interested to invest their funds in a Start up entrepreneurship and receive permanent residency stay afterwards. The following developed European countries apply the “Startup visa route” and if you follow the route successfully you could end up with European Citizenship.

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What is BREXIT ??

What is Brexit? This actually is a play on words

 

Brexit - British Exit - Meaning the day we British Exit out of the EU and leave the organisation and its governing rules and regulations. The UK have been part of the EU group since 1973 and leaving was not an easy choice. The Government gave the people the choice and called it a “Referendum”. The public Vote was held in June 2016. The results were very close cut and 48% of the voters remained to stay in the EU - while 52% voted to LEAVE the EU. This counted up to 17.4 million people voted to Leave Europe for many different reasons.

The UK stopped being a member of the European Union (EU) at 23:00 GMT on 31st January 2020

To Understand what the UK chose to Leave - we shall explain what is the European Union?

The EU or European Union is an economic and political union involving 28 European countries. It was established with the aim of ending the frequent and bloody wars between neighbours, which culminated in the Second World War. As a result of the Schuman Plan, drafted by Jean Monnet, of 1950, in 1951, as a result of the Treaty of Paris, the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSE) begins to unite European countries economically and politically in order to secure lasting peace. Today all 28 countries are permitted to trade freely, which means products and services can be transported between any of the 28 member countries without any checks or extra charges or extra taxes.The EU also allows free “movement of people”, to live and work in whichever country they choose. A Romanian citizen can move to live in France tomorrow without any regulations and bring his family, and a Hungarian can work in Barcelona all week without any restrictions. There is ONE Law covering “Free Movement of People”.

What happens after Brexit day? Transition Period? 

The UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020, but they have stipulated 11 months of discussion to finalise the final break that is intended for December 31st 2020. There are hundreds of laws to enact and many regulations to discuss. Until this date - all Europeans may continue to benefit from all rights under the Law today.


EU Citizens living in the UK today 

EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status)

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status. The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

It’s free to apply to the scheme.
All, EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and their family members should apply by June 2021.
If you apply to the EU Settlement Scheme successfully, you’ll be able to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021.
You’ll be given either:

  • settled status
  • pre-settled status

You will not be asked to choose which you’re applying for. Which status you get depends on how long you’ve been living in the UK when you apply. Your rights will be different depending on which status you get.

Settled status

You’ll usually get settled status if you’ve:

  • started living in the UK by 31 December 2020
  • lived in the UK for a continuous 5-year period (known as ‘continuous residence’)

Five years’ continuous residence means that for 5 years in a row you’ve been in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for at least 6 months in any 12 month period. You can stay in the UK as long as you like if you get settled status. You’ll also be able to apply for British citizenship if you’re eligible.

Pre-settled status

If you do not have 5 years’ continuous residence when you apply, you’ll usually get pre-settled status. You must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020. You can then apply to change this to settled status once you’ve got 5 years’ continuous residence. You must do this before your pre-settled status expires. If you’ll reach 5 years’ continuous residence at some point by 31 December 2020, you can choose to wait to apply until you reach 5 years’ continuous residence. This means that if your application is successful, you’ll get settled status without having to apply for pre-settled status first.
You can stay in the UK for a further 5 years from the date you get pre-settled status.

If you want to bring family members to the UK

Your close family members can join you in the UK before 31 December 2020 (or before 31 December 2025 for spouses and civil partners of Swiss citizens). They’ll need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme once they’re here. If you cannot bring your family member under the EU Settlement Scheme, they may still be able to come here in a different way, for example on a family visa.

UK Citizens living in the EUROPE today 

Citizens living in Europe will have to seek the visa according to the SPECIFIC the country that they seek to reside in. If they choose to travel within the EU, they can contact DRSI Law to explain the options available.