EU Settlement Scheme (FOI)
EU Settlement Scheme (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 21 July 2021.
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My request concerns the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme.
How many applications to the Scheme are still outstanding as at 24 June 2021?
What plans have the Government of Jersey put in place to remove from the Island those parties who have not complied with the legal requirement to register with the Scheme?
There have been approximately 17300 applications to the scheme, there is no data on how many EU nationals have not yet applied to the scheme. A large number of applicants have been contacted by the Jersey Customs and Immigration Service asking for information but have not yet responded. This information would allow the process to be completed. Once an application has been submitted the applicant’s rights to continue living and working in Jersey are protected until the application is finalised, even if this is after 30 June.
After the 30 June ‘28-day notices’ will be issued to those EU nationals who are encountered by Jersey Customs and Immigration Service officers and have not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme. The 28-day notice will be issued to those who can satisfy JCIS officers that they were resident in Jersey prior to 2021 and will require an application to made within the 28 days. Late applications will be assessed against reasonable grounds for missing the deadline. Those that fail to make an application within 28 days or who’s application is refused will be liable to removal.
Each case will be considered on its own merits.