Memorandum of understanding between the Department for Work and Pensions and the Home Office on the automated residency check for the EU Settlement Scheme

Part of Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:15 pm ar 5 Mawrth 2019.

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New clause 26—Process applied by the Home Office during the automated residency check for the EU Settlement Scheme—

“(1) In relation to the automated residency check for the EU Settlement Scheme, the Secretary of State shall, on the day on which this Act is passed, publish the details of the process, which is used in order to—

(a) convert the data provided by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to a record of residency;

(b) ascertain whether the record of residency created using the data provided by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs meets the criteria for settled status;

(c) convert the data provided by the Department for Work and Pensions to a record of residency;

(d) ascertain whether the record of residency created using the data provided by the Department for Work and Pensions meets the criteria for settled status;

(e) combine the record of residency created using the data provided by the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs with the record of residency created using the data provided by the Department for Work and Pensions; and

(f) ascertain whether the combined record of residency created by the process set out in subsection (e) meets the criteria for settled status.

(2) The Secretary of State shall publish any change to the process set out in subsection (1) within a period of seven days after such a change is implemented.”

This new clause would mean that the process applied by the Home Office during the automated residency check, any changes made to that process, and information regarding that process, would be published.