Settled Status

Settled Status is granted to applicants who are able to demonstrate 5 years’ continuous residence in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. Unless you are a joining family member, you will need to have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020.

If you are granted Settled Status you will be able to stay in the UK indefinitely.

If you have Settled Status, you can spend up to 5 years in a row outside the UK (or 4 years if you are a Swiss citizen) without losing your Settled Status.

Eligibility requirements

You must satisfy the decision maker that

    • You are a relevant EEA citizen; or

    • You are a family member of a relevant EEA citizen; or

  • You are a family member who has retained the right of residence by virtue of a relationship with a relevant EEA citizen; or

  • You are a person with a derivative right to reside ; or

  • You are a person with a Zambrano right to reside; and

  • You started living in the UK by 31 December 2020 (or you are a joining family member who arrived after 31 December 2020 and subsequently completed a continuous qualifying period of residence of at least 5 years); and

  • You have completed a continuous qualifying period of residence of at least 5 years.

    Further information, help, and advice

    Our team of specialists has years of experience in visa services. We are registered with the OISC at Level 3 to provide Immigration advice and services.

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

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