The following Immigration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Immigration?
European Economic Area (EEA) national students will gain a right of residence beyond three months under Directive 2004/38/EC (the Citizens' Directive) if they:
are enrolled at a private or public establishment, which is accredited or financed from public funds on the basis of its legislation or administrative practice, for the principal purpose of following a course of study, including vocational training
have comprehensive sickness insurance cover in the UK, and
provide a declaration, or demonstrate by such equivalent means as they may choose, that they have sufficient resources not to become a burden on the social assistance system of the UK during their period of residence
The Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the EEA Regs 2016), SI 2016/1052 provide that an establishment will count for these purposes if it is financed by public funds or is 'otherwise recognised by the Secretary
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