The Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities has confirmed that at least two Portuguese nationals have been barred from entering the United Kingdom due to a lack of work visas.
“Portugal’s embassies in the United Kingdom have been suspended in connection with the case of a national citizen and prevented from staying in British territory by border control services after attempting to enter the country without a visa for that purpose,” Lusa said in official sources.
Another Portuguese, however, was not detained, but was barred from entering the country for the same reasons.
“Both nationals were with the embassy, and both cases were subject to dialogue with British authorities. These nationals were told to return to Portugal, as it had happened,” he said.
Website Politics Two weeks ago, dozens of European nationals of various nationalities were detained at airports or held in temporary detention centers for several days until deportation.
Newspaper Defender It was announced last week that some of the affected Europeans had job interviews, which British government rules allow.
Following ‘Brexit’, from January 1, EU (EU) citizens will no longer be able to travel to the UK to work without a work or student visa or residence status.
EU citizens can enter the UK without a visa and stay up to 90 days for tourism.
However, border control agents can refuse entry if there is a valid reason to suspect that they want to stay in the country without the necessary documents, as do immigrants already from other countries.
However, the Interior Ministry has updated the guidelines for security forces so that foreign nationals in this situation can be released on bail if they have a place to stay.
“Now freedom of movement is over and people from all over the EU can continue to visit the UK, but those coming to work or studying must meet our entry requirements and we ask that you check in before they travel,” said Luca.
While the ability to detain people in an irregular situation continues for border control officers, the Interior Ministry has determined it “Whenever possible, the removal will take place immediately and the individual will remain at the airport until the flight departs.”