EU Citizens’Immigration Advice Service
Newfields Citizens advice EMYS Settled

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  • Citizens Advice Cymru: Citizens Advice give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
  • TGP Cymru: Advice and application support for European Roma citizens to stay in Wales when the UK leaves the European Union.
  • Settled: Settled is a new charity working to guide, inform and assist vulnerable and hard to reach EU citizens and help them keep their right to live and work in the United Kingdom after leaves the European Union.
  • Newport Mind: Mind won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.
  • Newfields Law: Newfields Law is a specialist immigration firm based in Wales that has qualified advisors able to assist with all aspects of the EU Settlement Scheme and any related immigration matters.
  • Royal Association for Deaf people: This organisation works with deaf people, particularly those deaf from birth or an early age who use sign language to communicate. A webpage and appointment service is now live for deaf EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members to access support to apply to the Scheme.
  • Rights of Women: A telephone advice line which provides legal advice and assistance to women who are vulnerable due to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) to enable them to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

EU Citizens’ Immigration Advice Service in Wales

The UK Government launched the EU Settlement Scheme on 30 March 2019. Eligible EU, EEA and Swiss Citizens and their families can apply online for settled status to continue to live and work in the UK after 30 June 2021.

EU citizens and their families who have been continuously resident in the UK for five years until the end of 31 December 2020 may apply for settled status. They will continue to be able to work, study, and access benefits and services in the UK on the same basis as they do now. Those who have not been continuously resident for under five years will be eligible for pre-settled status. They will also be able to work, study and access benefits and services on the same basis as now.

Information on the application process can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families. If you are an EU citizen living in Wales and you are concerned about applying, the below services are being delivered by a number of organisations in Wales and will be able to offer free advice and support according to your specific needs.


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Newfields

Newfields Law

Newfields Law is a boutique law firm based in the centre of Cardiff which specialises in immigration advisory services.

It provides an advisory service to EU citizens and their (EU or non-EU) family members who are based in Wales and wish to submit applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.

As a law firm regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, we advise in respect of all application types, ranging from those which are simple and straightforward to the more complex and non-standard, including challenging Home Office decisions. Newfields also works alongside other key organisations, in particular those working with vulnerable groups, to provide support and advice beyond OISC level 1.

In addition to 1-2-1 advice services delivered in person, phone, or electronically, it will deliver a public awareness campaign throughout Wales which will promote the EU Settlement Scheme and the support services available to EU nationals residing in Wales. Promotion materials include a number of both traditional and digital formats targeted in key public locations across Wales.

Citizens adviceEMYS

Citizens Advice working in partnership with Ethnic Youth Support Team

Citizens Advice Cymru provides an information, guidance, and advice service to assist clients with simple settled status applications (OISC Level 1). In addition to this, Citizens Advice Cymru also can provide casework and specialist casework against the full range of social welfare advice law topics. Referrals to other services will be suggested where clients would benefit from further assistance in complex issues.

Citizens Advice services are supported by outreach / engagement activities undertaken by EYST (Ethnic Youth Support Team) who have a proven track record in working with and engaging community groups and organisations supporting migrant communities, including EU Citizens.

EYST are undertaking a number of activities designed to seek out individuals and groups and encourage the use of, and make referrals to, the advice services on offer.

Settled

Settled

Settled works to guide, inform and assist vulnerable and hard to reach EU citizens, to help them keep their right to live and work in the UK when the UK leaves the European Union.

As part of a consortium led by the International Office of Migration and in partnership with Here for Good, it will deliver advice sessions for vulnerable and hard to reach EU citizens in Wales in general and Roma communities in particular, through a professionally coordinated network of volunteers, or Settled Status Angels. These will be trained to deliver basic advice and are OISC EUSS Level 1 accredited. More complex cases will be referred for support and advice to Here for Good.

The Settled website www.settled.org.uk will offer interactive support and guidance, and direct EU citizens to bespoke information. Settled can also be contacted on info@settled.org.uk.

The Here for Good advice line - 020 7014 2155 - will be open on Mondays (09:30-11:30), Wednesdays (11:30-13:30) and Fridays (13:30-15:30).

Newport mind

Newport Mind

Newport Mind provide an advice and support service across Wales in partnership with a number of local Mind offices (Cardiff Mind, Swansea Mind, Mind Pembrokeshire, North East Wales Mind). The service has been commissioned to target vulnerable adults with mental health issues, victims of domestic abuse and the elderly.

All staff will be able to provide full digital support to help people with their applications, and in addition applicants will be signposted to services if more complex needs are identified.

North East Wales / Tim Fox Tel: 07552 121563
Newport / Donald Mutale Tel: 07976 462481
Cardiff / Ana-Maria Neacsu Tel: 07918 619238
Swansea / Chris Lewis Tel: 07966 137565
Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire / Taz Islam Tel: 07976 463013

tgpcymru

TGP Cymru / Travelling Ahead Advice and Advocacy Service

This is a Wales-wide service and is focused on the EU Roma community

It is a face-to-face mobile service providing:

The team move around Wales, basing itself in schools, community centres and other centres where it can be most easily accessed by the local Roma community. They liaise with the community and any school/support groups in advance for people to be able to sign up for appointments.

For people with on-going needs (not just a one-off advice meeting), the Support Worker will maintain contact and arrange all subsequent meetings. In the case that a person needs OISC level two or three support, they will maintain contact with the TGP Cymru adviser throughout to ensure an end-to-end service is carried out

Rights of Women

Rights of Women

A telephone advice line which provides legal advice and assistance to women who are vulnerable due to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) to enable them to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

This telephone advice line is staffed by women immigration solicitors or barristers who are qualified to give advice up to OISC Level 3.

We can advise on applying to the EU Settlement Scheme including helping you to understand:

Rights of Women

Royal Association for Deaf People

This organisation works with deaf people, particularly those deaf from birth or an early age who use sign language to communicate. A webpage and appointment service is now live for deaf EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members to access support to apply to the Scheme. There are also videos explaining the Scheme in British and International Sign Language.

Applicants can also access the advice services:

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