UK Government extends support for UK nationals who need assistance when applying for residency in Poland

The UK Government is extending support for UK nationals who live in Europe by continuing the activity of the UK Nationals Support Fund (UKNSF).

The UK Government is extending support for potentially at-risk groups including pensioners, disabled people and those with language difficulties who live in Europe by continuing the activity of the UK Nationals Support Fund (UKNSF) and supplementing it with an additional £1 million.

IOM (International Organisation for Migration) in Poland gives practical advice to UK nationals and their family members on their residency applications and it offers detailed guidance on residency requirements and procedures.

The UKNSF provides funds to eight organisations to support UK nationals who may need additional assistance with their residency applications.

These organisations operate in 11 EU Member States and Norway, and since the launch of the fund in March 2020, have provided practical support for UK nationals who need assistance with the process of applying/registering for residency in 12 European countries, following the end of the Transition Period. This funding is in addition to £3 million announced by the Foreign Secretary in March 2020.

The UKNSF will continue to operate in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Malta and Norway.

British Ambassador to Poland, Anna Clunes, said:

IOM Poland provide vital support to UK nationals who need additional support with their residency application in Poland. I also urge all UK nationals living in Poland to take action and apply for the Polish Government’s Withdrawal Agreement scheme as soon as possible, as this will help them secure their rights under the Withdrawal Agreement.

This assistance builds on the ongoing outreach and guidance provided by the UK’s network of Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates across Europe.

UK nationals should visit the Living in Poland Guide to check what action they may need to take.

 

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