and thank you in advance.
I'm from Slovakia.
I've been living in London for the past 18 years,
married to a Brit for 17.
I've obtained ILR based on that.
I'm still married, and I'm a housewife with 3 children under the age of 16.
Is the right to stay still valid after the Brexit, or will I have to reapply?
Also, I have received a ILR stamp in my old passport which I submitted when I've applied for a new one last year.
Areas of Expertise:
Thank you for your question.
As Slovakia is part of the European Union, as a Slovakian you have a right to be in the UK if you are exercising your Treaty rights. To demonstrate that you are exercising those rights you must be:
-a self-sufficient person (the category you are likely to fall under)
To be eligible for EU Permanent Residence as a self-sufficient person or a student you must have Comprehensive Sickness Insurance and it is likely you will need to show that you have had this for five years. This is important, as you need an EU Permanent Residence Card to apply for British Citizenship.
We need further information about your ILR status. Someone from our office will be in touch with you shortly.
Please note, this answer cannot be taken as a legal advice until we have your full instructions. The answer provided above is for information purposes only, if you would like to proceed to full legal advice and consultation with our Immigration Solicitors, please let us know your availability for an appointment by contact us on 0207 936 9960 or through our contact form.
I look forward to hearing back from you soon.
Posted on Thursday, 29 December, 2016