Brexit; the term is enough to raise everyone’s ears as many changes are seen after the EU referendum. The latest update is concerned with British expats who might be coerced to apply for long-term EU residency visa. This is important if they further wish to live in the Europe post-Brexit.
The amendments would become part of the Brexit negotiations and further concerned with British pensioners planning retirement in Spain or Italy. They’ll need to apply for a residency permit and may be forced to prove a viable evidence in support of their financial earning; a must prerequisite for settlement!
It’s, however, unlikely that people living abroad will be affected by these changes following the mutual agreements expected to be signed right before the UK departs with the union. A new system or regulations are expecting implementation concerning people willing to move abroad permanently. It’ll be quite similar to the current operating laws for the non-EU nationals.
Emigrants might be forced to validate their savings and current earnings so as to obtain residency visa; the key to living in any EU state. The requirements may further extend to the family links already present within the country or have connections somehow.
Home Office will further seek an “easy and effective system” thus ensuring hassle-free retirement for people who wish to do so.
Theresa May promised to work out the best deal for all British citizens and it’s pretty much clear that officials could thrust exemptions or looser criteria for the UK nationals who’re planning a move to the EU as part of the negotiation scheme.
Meanwhile, concerns over the broad implications for offshore travel further elevates as the EU Commission is considering the introduction of a paid-for visa relinquishment. The outcome can be witnessed after the UK leaves the union.
Over the weekend plan came out abruptly forcing the UK nationals to pay around £10 for a visa waiver. It’s for those travelling to the EU on holiday whereas the scheme is quite similar to the American ESTA system.
Further effects of Brexit are much expected to be seen on British passport as the traditional blue colour may return after the departure of European Union. There has been an intense debate regarding the colour of travellers’ documents of the UK citizens ever since the country voted for Brexit.
Alternative designs have also been suggested for the passport once it’s no longer required being in red alongside other EU countries. The Home Office minister Robert Goodwill talked about potential changes to the UK passport in the pipeline once it leaves the European Union.
However, detailed analysis of cost benefit or any decisions over the document’s future appearance. Blue passport has been a symbol of independence and a proud, strong nation. There’re many who still miss the original shade and now as votes have come over the departure of EU, it’s a good time to review over the introduction of a new passport for the country that epitomises their sovereignty.
The Brexit effect on EU residency and passport are expected to be seen in near future however the wave of change is already causing a stir.