BREXIT IS AROUND THE CORNER! The UK is scheduled to leave the EU 31st January 2020. The government is ending the priority given to EU migrants over those from other countries. If you’re an EU citizen living in the UK, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal. The security minister, Brandon Lewis, has recently declared that EU people who do not apply before the residency deadline may be removed from UK. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status. You may refer to the Government website for eligibility criteria.
If you are granted settled status, you will be able to stay in the UK indefinitely (provided you don’t spend more than five consecutive years outside the UK). You may apply for British Citizenship, work in the UK, study in the UK, use the NHS, and access public welfare programmes. Family members may join you with a Family Visa.
On the other hand, many British people are applying for citizenship of an EU country. If your grandparents were born in France, or if you have married an Italian citizen, and you wish to secure your right to work and travel around the EU after Brexit, without restrictions, you may apply to become a citizen of their birth country.
Even though the process varies, depending on your application, you will usually require to translate some documents, such as:
✓ Birth certificate
✓ Marriage certificate
✓ Passport / ID Card
✓ Bank statements
✓ Employment letters
✓ Details of any criminal convictions, if applicable
Remember that when submitting a document to the Home Office or to any foreign Authority, such an EU Consulate, you will need to provide a certified translation, along with the original. At Baraka Certified Translations, we provide certified translation service every day for all type of legal and official documents.
Baraka’s certified translations are accepted by UK authorities, including the Home Office, and by Consulates and other Authorities abroad.
To have your document certified
✓ Scan your documents to PDF or any image format.
✓ E-mail us your request at firstname.lastname@example.org
✓ You will easily pay online.
✓ Once payment is received, the deadline for completion of your translation will usually be 24 hours.
✓ When complete and approved, your Translation and Certificate of Authenticity are stamped, embossed, dated, signed and posted to you.
Special Delivery postage
For complete peace of mind, our certified translations could be returned to you using the Royal Mail Special Delivery service, ensuring that you receive your certificates as quickly as possible.
If you’re living in the UK as an EU resident, or you have an Italian nonna (grandmother), don’t wait until the last minute to deal with the post-Brexit bureaucracy. Get your papers in order; call Baraka Certified Translations today, to translate the official documents you need!
Tel: 0116 215 3392
Mob: 07815 500826
Aisha Barbara Farina, BSc (Hons), BAIS, MCIL
Please note: At Baraka Certified Translations, we offer certified, fully legally accepted translations of the official documents needed for your application.
Unfortunately, if you are an EU citizen living in the UK, we cannot offer legal advice about how and when you should apply for the Settlement Status or British citizenship.
In the UK, it is illegal for anyone to provide legal advice to individuals unless they are accredited with OISC/LSC (the regulatory bodies of immigration advice).
If you want to instruct a lawyer, you can find an Immigration Law Practitioner accredited by the Law Society at http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/accreditation/immigration-asylum/