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European Settled Status

The EU Settlement Scheme, sometimes referred to as European Settles Status or European Temporary Leave to Remain allows EU nationals to continue living and working in the UK after Brexit.

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Our European Settled Status Services

The EU settlement scheme is for individuals who are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen living in the UK who want to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. This route does not apply to people who have already been granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Successful applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme will be able to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. Successful applicants will either qualify for settled status or pre-settled status. This depends on how long you’ve been living in the UK.

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Access public funds such as benefits and pensions, if you’re eligible for them

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Further detail

Detailed information about our European Settled Status service

How Do You Get Settled Status?

  • started living in the UK by 31 December 2020
  • lived in the UK for a continuous 5-year period (known as ‘continuous residence’)

If you do not have 5 years’ continuous residence when you apply, you’ll usually get pre-settled status. You must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020.

The EU settlement scheme is already open and the deadline for applying is 30 June 2021. It is free to apply to the scheme and applications can be done online through the government website.

You will not be asked to choose which you’re applying for. Which status you get depends on how long you’ve been living in the UK when you apply. Your rights will be different depending on which status you get.

There is plenty of evidence to suggest that if individuals miss the deadline to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme and become unlawful citizens in the UK without a valid visa, they could be lawfully removed from the UK by the government. This is an easily avoidable issue if individuals ensure that they have applied for the scheme.

If you would like assistance with your application for the EU settlement scheme or any other Visa needs, please get in touch with Westkin today, and a member of our specialist team of immigration lawyers will be happy to assist you.

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FAQS

Your frequently asked questions

You must ensure you do not spend 5 consecutive years outside of the UK in order to retain your Settled Status. However, please note that if you intend to apply to become British, the absence requirements are much stricter.
Yes, if the family relationship existed prior to 31st December 2020 and you have resided in the UK since before this date. Please note the Rules on family members are complex depending on the type of family relationship, however Westkin is able to advise on your particular circumstances as we have a dedicated EU team.
If you are not married to a British Citizen, you must wait 12 months after being granted Settled Status in order to apply to become British (naturalisation).
In short, the answer is no, regardless of how you obtained Settled Status you are now unable to apply for a BRC (biometric residence card). Your status can be proven using a previous BRC or an online government status checker.
No, Settled Status means you are not subject to Immigration Control and therefore has no expiry date. However, please note that you can “lose” your Settled Status through excessive absences (see above) or serious criminal conduct.

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