Oxford Europeans

We would like to reassure all EU Citizens living here - you are welcome, this is your home.

Oxford European Association logoOxford European Association

Oxford European Association, launched in October 2016, is open to all and believes that all non-British Europeans are welcome and that Oxford is their home. The association:

  • campaigns for the rights of non-British Europeans in Oxford 
  • gives practical support for residency and nationality applications 
  • seeks to prevent discrimination against non-British Europeans in Oxford.

Chair: Ruvi Ziegler 
Vice-chair: Andrew Prosser 
Secretary: Councillor John Tanner
Treasurer: Ewa Gluza
Media Officer: Borja Vega Virgili

The association meets about every six weeks. To join the mailing list and find out about meetings, email info@oxfordeuropeanassociation.org or john.tanner@tanox.demon.co.uk.

Residency and nationalisation

Information from the Citizens Advice Bureau

The government has now triggered Article 50. This means that the process of leaving the EU has started. Some laws will change in the future - but not immediately. Nothing will change until new laws are made.

If you’re an EU citizen living in the UK, your rights to live, work or get benefits won’t change unless the government passes new laws.

If you’re a UK citizen living in the EU or travelling to the EU, your rights won’t change yet either.

You don’t need to take any action now. Changes to the law will be announced before they happen, so you’ll have time to prepare if you’re affected. 

Visit the Brexit pages of the Citizens Advice website for more information.

You can also visit Oxford University’s website for advice to its staff and students which is also helpful and applicable to many other Oxford residents.

Twin Cities

Oxford is twinned with five cities around the world, with the aim of encouraging international friendship and understanding of other cultures. More information on the activities of the twin links is avilable on our Oxford International Links pages.