A few facts to note :
I am the spouse of an Irish/EU citizen, so we are part of the Common Travel Area.
I have a resident card for Ireland, valid until 2021, at which point I can apply for citizenship.I've been living, studying, and working in Ireland over the last 7 years - all legally. Married since 2018.
- We entered via the ferry at Holyhead as we were moving our things over, and no passport check point ever occurred, so I've no documentation of entering in my passport.
After speaking with both government agents and solicitors - as well as employers, no one seems to be able to answer directly about proving my right to work, due to Brexit.
We have been in London for 2 weeks. I have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme, and am awaiting my biometrics appt - scheduled for Oct 16. (Another lovely money-making administrative task for the govt!) Apparently, after speaking with a solicitor, the BRP in my case is no longer valid/necessary - and EU Settlement is the new process under Brexit.
I will likely not receive any physical documentation of my right to work from the EU Settlement scheme until end of October, but I would like to/need to be working ASAP. I have several upcoming interviews, and while I know I'm allowed to work, I can't seem to prove it
My question is this - if I fly to Ireland for a weekend with my partner, and return with documentation of our marriage cert - would this incur some type of stamp in my passport that could prove my right to work immediately?
Any insight is greatly appreciated!