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EU Settlement

If you're an EU citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you'll get either settled or pre-settled status. You may be able to stay in the UK without applying - for example, if you're an Irish citizen or have indefinite leave to remain (ILR). The rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 30 June 2021.

When Can You Apply Under EU Settlement Scheme?

The scheme is open to some EU citizens and their family members now. It will open fully by 30 March 2019. The deadline for applying will be 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. You can apply now if you're eligible, but you'll probably get pre-settled status rather than settled status if you do not currently have 5 years' 'continuous residence'.

Who Should Apply Under The EU Settlement Scheme?

If you're an EU citizen or a family member of an EU citizen, you'll usually need to apply if you want to stay in the UK after 30 June 2021. This includes if you either:

  • were born in the UK but are not a British citizen
  • are married to a British citizen and you're from the EU

You will still need to apply for settled status under the EU settlement scheme if you have a 'UK permanent residence document'.

Who Does Not Need To Apply Under The EU Settlement Scheme?

You do not need to apply if:

  • Youre' an Irish citizen - your family members from outside either the UK or Ireland will still need to apply
  • You have indefinite leave to enter (ILE) the UK
  • You have indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK

Applying As Family Member Under EU Settlement Scheme If You Are From Outside The EU

You must be in a relationship with an EU citizen as their spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner. You'll need a residence card to prove your relationship if you're unmarried.

You can also be related to an EU citizen, their spouse or civil partner as their:

  • Child, grandchild or great-grandchild under 21 years old
  • Dependent child over the age of 21
  • Dependent parent, grandparent or great-grandparent
  • Dependent relative with a residence card to prove your relationship

What Status Will You Get Under The EU Settlement Scheme?

The rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 30 June 2021. If you apply to the EU Settlement Scheme successfully, you'll be able to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021.
As a result of successful application under the EU settlement scheme, you'll be given either:

  • settled status; or
  • pre-settled status
If you're an EU citizen, you'll still be able to use your passport or identity card to enter the UK once you get settled or pre-settled status.

Further information, help, and advice

Our team of specialists have years of experience in visa services. We work with clients under Section 84 of the 1999 Immigration Act and can submit your UK visa application to the Home Office to be dealt with on the same day.

For more information and advice on UK immigration law and UK visa applications please contact us on 0203 488 2308 or email us at Info@worldwideimmigration.co.uk

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