Many thanks to everyone who recorded and sent in questions for the Brexit podcast. I have not been able to answer all the questions that were submitted but I have selected a few that I think are of general interest as a way of addressing some of the issues faced by EEA nationals and their families in the wake of the referendum vote and ensuing uncertainty. I hope it helps and perhaps offers some reassurance.
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If you think the podcast has been helpful, please do leave a comment below. If the collective reception seems positive, I might try the exercise again in a few weeks and invite more questions.
The question topics this time are:
- The rights of EEA national children (specifically a child in care)
- Losing our EU citizenship
- Benefits of naturalisation and possible consequences for a family member
- How long applications take and how to contact Home Office in the meantime
- Situation of a EEA national spouse of a British citizen without health insurance
- Previously periods of employment but no longer working
- Need to declare speed awareness course
- Continuing to visit and move between the UK and EEA countries after Brexit
If you have a more specific question about your particular case, we are trialling a new video link advice service. The details are here. Bookings are only available for Mondays at the moment.