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    First let me thank you for the great service you provided in getting the BRP. Many thanks for your assistance and look forward to you handling any future applications for us.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you so much Pierrette. I really appreciate your help. It was a big help from you. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi - Immigration

    Thanks for all your help and support, we are eternally grateful.

    Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

    I would like to thank you for the your assistance in this matter, the service and advice you have provided has been excellent.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I couldn’t thank you enough for all your help all these years. You have always been my stronghold and pillar of strength guiding me and assuring that everything will be fine. Every time I travel I take your business card with me, just in case.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you Pierrette for being so supportive, you are a very nice woman.

    Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi - Immigration

    Thank you so much to you for all the work you have done in helping us secure a UK VISA, it's much appreciated.

    Client testimonial about Pierette Tshibuyi - Immigration

    It has been a very long and painful road to get to this point, but I can honestly say, that without the help of yourself and your firm, it most certainly would of been harder, thank you.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest – Immigration

    Thank you so much for all that you have done for me and my boys over the years. We are so grateful to you for your kindness and perseverance in this really tough case.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    We would like to thank you for all your help and good advice. We both felt you truly understood our situation and genuinely cared, it made this stressful process that little bit easier.

    Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

    My mother and I met with our MP on Saturday, she was very friendly and understanding. She read your letter and I explained to her some details; she took all the documents that you kindly attached to your email and said that she knew David Gray Solicitors and that you are the best in the region as she has dealt with you before. She said that she will be in contact with you soon regarding the case. Thank you for your support and cooperation on this matter.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I can't thank you enough for your help, it must be a tough job, but your response has helped no end.

    Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your support throughout the process.I am obviously delighted with the outcome and cannot thank you enough for your assistance.

    Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

    We couldn't have done this without you so thanks again. I know that you are very much a 'people person' so that's why I thought you would like to be made aware of the outcome of all your hard work and commitment to us.  

    Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

    Our daughter has received her UK passport. We are so happy that she has received it and we would like to thank you for all your help, dedication and professionalism throughout the process.

    Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

    We were so impressed with the fantastic service we received from Bryony. The matter was dealt with incredibly quickly and professionally. We will definitely be returning for our next visa application.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    A million thanks for your great help in the case of my children.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I would just like to personally say thanks to you for all the work you've done on my case over the years.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you so much for everything you have done - it’s been a difficult and long process- but the family are absolutely thrilled that they got there in the end. Thank you - especially to Bryony Rest for the excellent correspondence- and explanations along the way.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Having successfully helped me get through my asylum application, indefinite leave to remain and currently my naturalisation, I feel you are doing an excellent service and I give credit to Irfan Ali... Thank you so much.

    Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

    I am so pleased and so happy about the decision. I cannot explain my feelings. On top of this, everyone else who has supported me are all so pleased and happy about it. Everyone wants to thank you for your great support. Many thanks for everything and God bless you.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    My solicitor was June Holmes, she is not only knowledgeable but also so supportive and kind. She helped me and my husband all the way through citizenship and we both succeeded .thank you so much

    Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

    Thank you for being so supportive.

    Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi

    Keep up the good work June! You’re fantastic!!

    Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

    I just wanted to say thanks again for all your help with the application. I’m sure that without you it would not have gone through so quickly and easily.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Many thanks for your advice which led us to this new application and the way to approach it.  The supporting letter was just what we wanted and I'm sure it helped convince them to issue a visa.  We are all so happy. Many thanks again for your help with this.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I have no words to describe how happy I am; It has been a long and sometimes frustrating process, but in the end we did it ! I can't thank you enough for your extraordinary help and guidance throughout the application process.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    We have finally received [our] documents from the home office! I would like to give you and your team massive thank you for your cooperation and dedication towards our application. I look forward to keeping in touch and would definitely recommend you to future clients.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I can't express my feelings and I have no words to say all of you BIG THANKS..

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I think all that remains is to thank you on your great job well done, thanks.

    Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

    Good news: the application was a success. Thank you so much for help. I think we would have been particularly lost without your services. It was an incredibly stressful time.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you so much for helping me with my application, I am delighted with this news. You did professional work for our family and we are so grateful for you.

    Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

    Its just like a great weight off our shoulders. The last piece of the jigsaw. We can just live our lives now. Thank you does not really express our gratitude.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you so much for all your help and advice sorting our immigration matter! The process went smoothly and without a hitch, thanks to you!

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I am one of the luckiest person that I could know you and that was such a pleasure to meet the kind and helpful person like you, you are always in my mind and my heart dear June.

    Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

    We really appreciate every single effort you have made to help us get to our visa, and we really don't know how to do without your support and advice all the time during doing your fantastic job.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you so much for your help during the hearing, you’re a such an angel! You comforted me and made me feel that everything would be okay. You also explained the things that I didn’t understand and told me what I did was okay. I’m grateful you are on my side.

    Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi - Immigration

    Such WONDERFUL news and a great relief after all this time! We really could not have done it without you. We feel like P.G. Wodehouse .... Joy in the Morning!

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    June was absolutely outstanding and we received a first rate service from her - thankyou.

    Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

    I felt a weight had lifted after I spoke to you....so thank you very much, I'd recommend you to anyone in our situation in a heartbeat. You clearly have a strong team there.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest and June Holmes - Immigration

    Thank you for all your help, we are delighted and relieved after this trying time. We are very grateful and pleased with the expert services you gave.us and had no doubt that my application would not be successful.

    Client testimonial about Pierrette Tshibuyi - Immigration

    I really appreciate your help, guidance and care as a solicitor during my wife’s visa application and process.

    Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

    Saying thank you is not enough to express all the gratitude we feel for you, so we would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for everything you have done for us.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    My husband has been issued a visa today, I want to say a big thank you to you for the effort and dedication you have contributed toward our case.

    Client testimonial about Andrew Tague - Immigration

    I am so delighted with June... The support and the result was positive, she is friendly and helpful.

    Client testimonial about June Holmes - Immigration

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work and support with our case. I cant thank you enough for your assistance. You have always provided a high quality of service by being very professional, efficient and friendly, Your help made a big difference in our life...I really appreciate your kindness and your efforts .

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thanks to Irfan for our meeting last week. It was very informative and explained in a very straight forward and easy to understand manner. We’ll be sure to engage his services if needed in the future.

    Client testimonial about Irfan Ali - Immigration

    I feel relieved and happy, I was helped by David Gray Solicitors to apply for settlement, I got the outcome so quick; it took less than 3 months.  Irim put in a lot of work and time to help me and updated me quickly.  A big thanks to all the staff in the office.

    Client testimonial about Irim Ali - Immigration

    My husband & I would like to express our thanks to Bryony and Pierrette for their professionalism, efficiency and courteous manner throughout the application for a UK spouse visa. We genuinely appreciate their advice, guidance and support throughout this process and are delighted with the positive outcome which is life changing for us. We would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone who needs a helping hand finding their way through the immigration maze.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest & Pierrette Tshibuyi - Immigration

    Thank you so much for the good news. God send you to us to give a new life. We are very much grateful to you forever, thank you from core of heart. We wouldn’t be here without your support, you will be in our heart and in our prayers.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

EEA nationals and their family members currently have the right to reside in the UK to work, study, enter into business or be self-sufficient in accordance with EU law.

Following the December 2019 election, the UK government has stated that the UK will leave the EU on 31st January 2020. However, this process is subject to ongoing negotiations.

EU Applications and Brexit

EEA nationals and their family members living in the UK will be understandably worried about their ability to remain living and working here.

For now, their rights remain the same. Under EU law EEA nationals are entitled to reside in the UK providing they are exercising Treaty rights and to have their family members with them.

For more advice on the implications of Brexit on EU applications, please visit our Brexit page.

EU Settlement Scheme

EEA nationals and their family members must apply for Settled or Pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme by 31 December 2020 in order to be able to remain living in the UK after this date.

The application scheme was opened fully in March 2019. Applications for Settled and Pre-settled status are made under the Immigration Rules for Indefinite or limited Leave to Remain.

The EU Settlement Scheme is designed to be a far simpler process than for applications previously made under the EEA Regulations. EEA nationals and their family members only need to prove their identity and residence in the UK and not that they are exercising or have exercised Treaty rights under the EEA Regulations. The UKVI will automatically check residence against National Insurance and benefits records and will only require additional evidence if these do not show a continuous period of residence. Applicants will also need to disclose if they have any criminal convictions.

There is no fee for making the application.

EEA nationals are not issued with a physical document to confirm their status but an electronic-only confirmation. However non-EEA national family members will be issued with a Biometric Residence Card.

Settled status

To obtain Settled status applicants will need to show they have been resident in the UK for 5 years.

A grant of Settled status is Indefinite Leave to Remain and is granted under the Immigration Rules. It replaces Permanent Residence.

Pre settled status

To obtain Pre-settled status applicants will need to show that they are resident in the UK but there is no minimum period of residence required.

A grant of Pre-settled status is Limited Leave to Remain granted under the Immigration Rules. It replaces Residence Certificates and Cards.

Helping with your EU Application

Our specialist team in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields can advise on EU applications. We can also advise on challenging any refusal.

Contact Us

You can talk to Molly Beattie by telephone on 0191 232 9547  (ext. 1306) or contact her by email to molly.beattie@davidgray.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can book an appointment and visit us at one of our North East offices:

Newcastle:

56 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5XU

South Shields:

142 Fowler Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 1PZ

Our Fees

In accordance with rules published by the SRA, as of December 2018 all firms offering this type of work must publish details of prices and personnel undertaking the work.  Please see our dedicated fees page for more information.

The team specialising in this area of work

  • Partner
  • Solicitor
  • Legal Assistant