EU Treaty Rights Update: Brexit

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has published an update regarding non-EEA family members of UK citizens seeking EU Treaty Rights in Ireland.

The update relates to the situation if the UK leave the EU without a deal.

If you are a non-EEA national residing in Ireland as a family member of a UK citizen, the following may apply to you:

1. If your EU treaty rights application is currently being processed, no action is required from you;

2. If you are already the holder of a valid “Stamp 4 EUFam” residence card your continued residence in the State will not be affected. In a “no deal” scenario, you will no longer be subject to the EU Free Movement Directive and Irish EU Regulations. However, a transfer of your rights under domestic immigration arrangements will be facilitated to provide for your continued residence in the State. INIS has stated that “the objective is to retain similar rights to those that you would have enjoyed as a family member of an EU national including access to the labour market”.

3. INIS has also re-iterated that existing “Stamp 4 EUFam” residence card holders should update the INIS if there is any change in your circumstances including a change of address.

Please feel free to contact our office if you require advice regarding your EU treaty rights in the State.

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