Scotland’s Citizens Advice network will provide a new advice service to European citizens in Scotland affected by changes in the immigration rules as a result of Brexit.
Funded by £800,000 over three years by the Scottish Government, Citizens Advice Bureaux will begin increasing capacity to offer advice and support immediately, with a view to the full service being live at the beginning of March 2019.
Citizens Advice Bureaux will advise on rights, entitlements and requirements, many of which are devolved, which are affected by an individual’s immigration status. A solicitor-led helpline will also be established for difficult and complex cases.
The Civil Society Brexit Project, in partnership with Just Right Scotland, produced a ‘Guide to Your Rights for EU Citizens in Scotland’ which is available here.