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 firstname.lastname@example.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.