Event next week for EU residents

Published: Friday 9th February 18

A free event is being held at Wandsworth Town Hall next week to help EU Nationals worried about their status post-Brexit.

The EU advice service at Citizens Advice Wandsworth

The event from Citizens Advice Wandsworth is suitable for local residents who are EU nationals, plus voluntary and community sector workers and professionals wanting to find out more about the impact of Brexit.

It will answer questions including:

  • When and how can you apply for a document certifying Permanent Residence?
  • When and how can you apply for British Citizenship?
  • What is “settled status” and how will you qualify?

The council has commissioned Citizens Advice Wandsworth to provide dedicated support to the borough’s EU nationals.

A telephone, email and drop-in service is provided with advice available in several European languages.

And the council also offers a European Passport Return Service so that European nationals living in Wandsworth can keep hold of their passports when applying to the Home Office for a registration certificate or a document certifying permanent residence.

Leader of the Council Ravi Govindia said: “Wandsworth is home to more than 26,000 EU nationals and to us they are first and foremost Wandsworth citizens. That is why the council has consistently called for their status to be clarified, and why we have commissioned this dedicated service from Citizens Advice Wandsworth.

“I would urge any EU citizens living in Wandsworth who is worried about what will happen after Brexit to come along on Tuesday and get the free information and advice on offer.”

EU Nationals - understand your post-Brexit status

When: 13 February 2018, 6.15pm-8pm

Where:  Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street

To book a place at this free event email euadviceservice@cawandsworth.org

Demand is expected to be high, but similar future events will be arranged. These will publicised by Citizens Advice Wandsworth and by the council. Keep an eye on @wandbc and @WandCAB on twitter or sign up for the council’s weekly e-newletter.

For more information about the different types of support available to EU citizens, visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/eusupport.


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Recent comments

It's appalling the short notice given for such an important event. Surely this has been planned well in advance but decided only to publish it in 2 working days in advance. Will the information provided in the event be available by email? Unfortunately I am away for the week (believe or not, EU citizens do actually work). As always, poor communication
Jose Silva

9 February 2018

Oh so now the Council worries about the status of EU citizens (who presumably pay council tax like everybody else). I recall that the former MP for Wandsworth, Jane Ellison, voted in parliament against EU citizens maintained their current status. I would add that I am also worried about what will happen after Brexit (and I am a UK citizen) given that clowns are in charge of our government.
Olivier Desbarres

9 February 2018