CITIZENS of the EU living in Scotland post-Brexit Day have been invited to a special event where legal advice and settlement assistance will be on hand.
The event in Clydebank Town Hall on Monday February 17 will provide an opportunity for EU citizens to speak to a legal expert, get general advice and support for applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.
EU citizens and their family members will be able to book individual appointments with an ‘OISC Level 1’ trained adviser if they need help with the identity verification and application process.
Mr Paterson, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, will be hosting the event in association with EU Citizens Right Project Scotland, which will last from 6pm to 8pm.
The MSP said: “Now we are out of the European Union, I want to ensure my EU constituents are given as much help as possible in the settlement scheme.
“It has been a turbulent and divisive few years following the EU referendum, and there have been questions asked about the situation EU citizens here will face.
“I am seeking to bring about some clarity to EU citizens, remind them of their rights and that they should not be leaving Scotland because of Brexit.
“The event will offer expert legal advice and assistance with the whole process of applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.”
EU citizens currently living in the UK will have to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 if they want to keep living in the UK after this date.
To be eligible to apply to the Settlement Scheme, EU citizens will need to show they are resident in the UK by December 2020.
The event will be held in Clydebank Town Hall, 5 Hall Street, Clydebank, G81 1UB at 6pm to 8pm on Monday February 17 2020.