Legal Advice Forum Manchester 5.3. 18.30 Uhr

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Are you an EU/EEA national living in the UK? Worried about your rights and options post-Brexit?

Although the legal status of EU/EEA nationals in the UK will not change until the UK concludes its exit from the European Union, the government has so far refused to guarantee our rights.

Can we take any steps now to safeguard our futures? Join us for an evening of advice about Permanent Residency, Settled Status, Citizenship and how they may apply to you.


6:30PM – Doors, Introduction by Maurizio Rodorigo, INCA UK

6:40PM – Presentation by Victoria Sharkey, Immigration Lawyer

7:00PM – Q&A


Victoria Sharkey

Victoria Sharkey

Level 3 OISC immigration adviser. Victoria has practised immigration law since 1998. Initially with a London based private immigration firm, where she specialised in work permit applications for IT professionals.

She subsequently spent 18 months in India working with several multinational IT firms, moving project workers and their families to the UK, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

What topics will be covered?

What is the proposed “Settled Status” and the permanent residency (PR) document? What paperwork will I need? What will they cost?

What if I was a student / unemployed / out of the country / on maternity leave during my time in the UK? Can I still apply?

Am I eligible for citizenship / naturalisation?

Is this a free event?

There is small charge to attend the event. The charge covers part of the organisation of the event. If you are not able to afford the fee, please contact us. A ticket will be allocated to you.

I’m not an EU/EEA national. Can I still come?

Yes, we are happy for British nationals with good intention of supporting their EU friends to come and attend the evening!

Can I bring my own questions?

Yes, there will be a Q&A session after the talk.

Can I come and complain about how terrible Brexit is?

THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE A POLITICAL FORUM. As upset as we EU/EEA nationals may be by the result of the referendum, this evening is designed to offer legal advice.

Case studies: EU citizens‘ rights in the UK

Andriana is a Greek national who will have been resident in the UK for 10 years on 1 April 2019.

Andriana will continue to have the right to exercise her free movement rights to live and work in the UK up to the point that the UK leaves the EU. As Andriana has been living continuously in the UK for over 5 years (without an absence of more than 2 years after that 5 years), she also immediately qualifies for settled status, subject to suitability checks.

This means she can apply for settled status under the new UK scheme once it is open. Once she has received her status and document she does not need to do anything further after the UK leaves the EU. Andriana will have successfully secured her immigration status in UK law.

It’s ok if Andriana hasn’t immediately applied for settled status. ….

Community Sponsorship nach kanadischem Modell Info-Veranstaltung 18. Juli in Salford

Community Sponsorship for Refugees

a new practical way for communities to help refugees

Community Sponsorship is based on decades of successful experience in Canada which has seen over 280,000 refugees helped.

This free event will be a chance to be inspired, ask questions, network and connect with others who are keen to support refugees through community sponsorship.

It will be hosted by local leaders and will involve speakers from the UK groups who have started to get involved in sponsorship.

Tuesday 18
th July 2017
Arrival: 17:30
Panel Discussion: 18:00 –20:30

Audacious Church
Trinity Way
Salford M3 7BD

Stuart Keir:
Sean Ryan: Caritas

Weitere Infos hier (pdf-Datei).

Stellungnahme der EKD zur gleichgeschlechtlichen Ehe

Stellungnahme des Rats der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) zur gleichgeschlechtlichen Ehe, die heute im Bundestag beschlossen wurde:

Für die Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) sind Vertrauen, Verlässlichkeit und die Übernahme von Verantwortung in der Gestaltung menschlicher Beziehungen von zentraler Bedeutung. Aus Sicht der EKD bietet die Ehe dafür beste Voraussetzung und ist deshalb ein Zukunftsmodell. Sie bildet den rechtlichen Rahmen für ein Zusammenleben von zwei Menschen, das auf lebenslanger Treue beruht. Dass auch für gleichgeschlechtlich liebende Menschen, die den Wunsch nach einer lebenslang verbindlichen Partnerschaft haben, der rechtliche Raum vollständig geöffnet wird, in dem Vertrauen, Verlässlichkeit und Verantwortung durch gesetzliche Regelungen geschützt und unterstützt werden, begrüßt die EKD. Die Bedeutung der Ehe zwischen Mann und Frau wird dadurch keineswegs geschmälert. Im Gegenteil – sie wird noch einmal unterstrichen. Zur Frage der Ausgestaltung eines rechtlichen Rahmens gibt es in den evangelischen Landeskirchen wie in der weltweiten Kirche unterschiedliche Auffassungen, die auch weiterhin ihre Berechtigung haben werden. Die Debatte um die Öffnung der Ehe ist über mehrere Jahre ernsthaft und mit wechselseitigem Respekt geführt worden. …

Brief vom Home Office an EU-Ausländer

Dear xxxx,

Today, the Government published a paper outlining our offer for EU citizens in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU. You can read more about our offer for EU citizens on GOV.UK: Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know.

You can also read the full policy paper: Safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU

There is no need to do anything now. The UK will remain a member of the EU until March 2019 and there will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, during this time. So, EU citizens do not need to apply for documentation confirming their status now.

Our policy paper sets out that we will be asking EU citizens to make an application to the Home Office for a residence document demonstrating their new settled status. We will make the process as streamlined and user-friendly as possible for all individuals, including those who already hold a permanent residence document under current free movement rules. We expect the new application system to be up and running in 2018.

Information is also available on what UK nationals travelling and living in Europe need to know.

Thank you,

Home Office Communications

Anschlag in Manchester/Wahlen: fünf WDR2-Interviews mit einem Gemeindemitglied

In einer Interview-Reihe mit dem WDR2 erzählt der Deutsch-Brite Stefan Schumacher vom Leben in Manchester.

23.5.2017: Manchester nach dem Anschlag: „Mischung aus Entsetzen und Weitermachen“


23.5.2017: Arzt in Manchester: „Sehr große Hilfsbereitschaft unter Kollegen“


Brief von der EKD an die Kirchen in Manchester

Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland

Dear Bischop David, dear brothers and sisters in Manchester,

Please be assured that we as Churches in Germany are with you today in our thoughts and prayers, in our mourning und tears.

Whatever will happen in these our days on earth: let us hold firm together to our worldwide commitment to peace and humanity. Let us hold firm to our dedication for a better world without violence.

Rt Revd Petra Bosse-Huber, Bishop for Ecumenical Realtions and Ministries Abroad
Rt. Revd Ralf Meister, Bishop of the Dioces of Hanover and Co-Chair of the Meissen Commission of the EKD and the Church of England