The Post-Brexit Fashion Industry prides itself on its multiculturalism; statistics show that the UK imports over 60% of its clothes from outside the UK with the vast majority of its designer imports coming from EU member state countries such as France, Spain and Italy. Following Brexit, there are major concerns for the large retailers such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Christian Dior SE and Zara as most of the leading fashion outlets working in the UK facing potential dire restraints and cutbacks following Brexit and their specialist workforce may be unaware of such restraints and cutbacks. It is important EEA nationals working in the UK Fashion Industry to sort out their immigration status in the UK or risk losing out following completion of the Brexit process.
Status of EU workers in the Post-Brexit Fashion Industry
There is a multitude of uncertainty across the UK Fashion Industry and the potentially significant adverse impact against the Fashion Industry if its specialist workforce fail to sort out their immigration status in the UK and risk bring the UK Fashion Industry to a downturn. In particular, Prime Minister Theresa May has started Brexit Negotiations and has recently met the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donal Tusk informing the pair that she will push for the best interests of the UK and will not be bullied into accepting unfavourable terms. The Prime Minister’s reluctance to safeguard the future of EEA national’s exercising their treaty rights in the UK has left top fashion retailers concerned about the impact of Brexit to their trade. The main concerns are in relation to the free movement of labour and goods. The current UK legislation incorporates the fundamental principles of the EU allowing free movement of labour and goods. EU citizens are entitled to enter any member state country to work without any immigration restrictions. However, it is uncertain whether the Prime Minister proposes to negotiate free movement of labour and goods allowing EEA nationals to continue to enter the UK to work. There is also uncertainty about the status of EEA national workers working in the Fashion Industry who are already working in the UK for their respective employers. EEA nationals are advised to act and regularise their status in the UK.
EEA Family Permit & Permanent Residence Card for Post-Brexit Fashion Industry Experts
One of the most common EEA applications is the EEA Family Permit, which is designed for non-EEA citizens who wish to join their EEA national spouse or partner in the United Kingdom. In order to make an application for this particular EEA residence document, the EEA national needs to already be in the United Kingdom, exercising their treaty rights as a qualified person. This means that they need to be either working, looking for work, self-employed, studying or self-sufficient.
EEA nationals you have been living in the UK for a period of 5 years exercising Treaty Rights you may be eligible to apply for a document certifying their permanent residence in the UK. Once an EEA national has acquired permeant residence he can then apply to Naturalise as British Citizen.
Using Legal Representation for Post-Brexit Fashion Industry Visa Application
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct an immigration and visa legal representative to apply for an EEA residence document or Family Permit.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your application succeeds, all necessary documents must be provided.
This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successful Post-Brexit Fashion Industry Visa Application
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your immigration status and the merit of your visa and immigration application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation of your immigration and visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.