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Immigration: EU Nationals

Question for Home Office

UIN HL15122, tabled on 8 April 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that a lack of understanding of the settled status scheme could have on the ability of EU citizens to rent properties in the UK.

Answered on

24 April 2019

The Government has made clear that the current arrangements for landlords conducting checks on EU nationals, involving the use of national passports and identity cards, will not change prior to introduction of the future skills-based immigration system.

The Home Office has engaged with a wide range of groups on the design of the EU Settlement Scheme. We will continue to engage widely as we develop and implement other aspects of the future system. Updated guidance for landlords will be published shortly.

Prior to the full launch of the EU Settlement Scheme on Saturday March 30, the Home Office launched a new nationwide marketing campaign to encourage EU citizens to apply to the scheme.

We are using all available channels to reach our audiences. No one will be left behind which is why we are working in partnership with vulnerable group representatives, local authorities and other experts to make sure we reach everyone.

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