Support for non-UK EU staff

Following the outcome of the EU referendum, we put in place immigration support for non-UK EU colleagues affected by this decision.

Reimbursement of registration certificate or permanent residency application fee

If you wish to apply for a registration certificate or permanent residency under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, the University will reimburse the associated fee of £65. Claims can be backdated to 23 June 2016.

Once you have applied for and received your registration certificate or permanent residency from UK Visas and Immigration, please complete an expenses claim form for staff and attach the receipt from UK Visas and Immigration along with a copy of the registration certificate or permanent residency. Please hand deliver or post via the internal mail to Human Resources, Level 1, Arts Tower.

Legal helpline hosted by immigration specialists Penningtons Manches

This helpline service can provide individual legal advice. It will be open for 15-minute individual appointments on Wednesdays between 12 noon and 2pm.

To request an appointment, please email with the subject ‘Appointment with Pennington Manches required’ and include your name and department in the email along with a preferred date and time. We will try to accommodate your preference where possible.

Information sessions on the implications of Brexit on immigration

The University hosted two legal information sessions for staff. The most recent took place on Wednesday 25 April 2018, led by immigration expert Hazar El-Chamaa from Penningtons Manches. A recording of the session is available, as are the slides. (This is for staff only – you'll need to be logged into Muse/your staff Google account to access.)

The first information session was held on Friday 21 October 2016. Watch a recording of the session (for staff only – access as above).

The information provided for the first session held is correct as of 21 October 2016, and for the second session, as of 25 April 2018. The information for both sessions does not constitute legal advice. Before proceeding with any application, staff are advised to check the website for up-to-date information and seek legal advice as needed.