Message about UK's initial offer to EU citizens

Dear Colleague,

Many of you will have seen the news that official negotiations on the UK’s exit from the European Union opened last week. The UK is due to leave the EU in March 2019.

As part of these talks, the UK government published a policy document outlining the UK's offer to EU citizens on Monday (26 June). Of course, we may not know the final agreement between the UK and EU for some time and negotiations over the coming months mean that the situation is subject to change.

We are acutely aware that many of our colleagues face a period of uncertainty as citizens of other EU countries working at the University, and people are also concerned about family members, friends and work colleagues.

We are an international institution and the quality of our research, learning and teaching is reliant on the contribution and talent of staff from across the globe. Throughout this period of uncertainty, we want to make sure everyone who needs it has access to relevant support and information.

We have run a series of immigration presentations and advice sessions delivered by experts, open to all staff and their families, most recently this month.

We are paying the application fee for Registration Certificates and Permanent Residence Documents for employees whose right to live and work in the UK arises either as a result of their, or their family’s EEA citizenship.

Our Brexit pages for staff, students and applicants continue to provide up-to-date information about support and guidance available.

You may also find it helpful to take a look at UUK’s website and if you have any further questions, please send them to hr-visas@bath.ac.uk.

As a University community, I would urge all of us to think of our EU colleagues and their families and support each other over the coming months.

Regards,

Steve Egan

Vice-President (Implementation)​

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