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Topic: EU Citizens’ Rights

EU Ambassador to the UK visits the Independent Monitoring Authority

EU Ambassador to the UK, João Vale de Almeida, visited the headquarters of the Independent Monitoring Authority (IMA) in Swansea on Friday 4 March to meet staff and hear about its work.

IMA survey to understand EU citizens’ awareness of their rights in the UK

The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) is seeking the views of European nationals and their family members* in its second annual survey to measure citizens’ awareness of their rights, their confidence about being treated equally and their experiences of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).

IMA reminds EU citizens to update UK Visas and Immigration accounts to avoid border delays

The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) is reminding all EU and EEA EFTA citizens entering the UK to travel with the ID document registered to their UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) account to help prevent further checks at the UK border.

Independent Monitoring Authority reflects on first year in operation

The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) has demonstrated it is prepared to take action where there is evidence of a systemic breach of EU and EEA EFTA citizens’ rights as it marks its first year in operation.

IMA reaches agreement with HMRC to resolve delays in EU citizens’ access to benefits

The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) has engaged with HMRC to resolve delays experienced by EU citizens when obtaining National Insurance documentation.

Judicial Review Claim Issued by IMA

The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) has today (14 December 2021) issued judicial review proceedings against the Home Office, as it considers their position that citizens who fail to apply for Settled Status before the expiry of their Pre-Settled Status automatically lose their rights, is unlawful.

Amended Childcare Offer Legislation Welcomed by IMA

The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements has welcomed a move by the Department for Education (DfE) to amend legislation which could have excluded some EU and EEA EFTA families living and working in England from receiving childcare.

IMA calls on universities to follow latest guidance on EUSS for students

The IMA is advising that all UK universities and colleges should ensure they are aware of the latest guidance for students who have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).

Home Office asked to clarify the rights of EU citizens applying late to the EU Settlement Scheme

The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) is highlighting that EU and EEA EFTA citizens who have applied late to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) must have their rights upheld by public bodies in the UK.

IMA reaches second early case resolution with local authority over EU citizens’ housing access

The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) has reached a second early case resolution with a local authority over EU citizens’ access to social housing support.