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European Economic Area (EEA) Pre Settled Status
The Government’s EU Settlement Scheme allows EU Citizens to continue to work, study and live in the UK for the period following ‘Brexit’ until after the UK leaves the EU.
The Settlement Scheme came into force on 30th March 2019.
All EEA Nationals and their family members living in the UK, are entitled to make an application under the EU Settlement Scheme for either settled status or pre settled status in order to protect their rights during the transition period until 30th June 2021.
If the UK Leaves the EU without a deal the deadline for applications will be 31st December 2020.
Who Is Eligible To Apply?
Eligibility to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme is available to an individual who is:
- an EU National with a valid passport
- a citizen of Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland or Switzerland.
- an eligible family member of the above.
resident in the UK or who arrives by 31st December 2020.
What Is Settled Status?
An EEA national, and family members, who has/have lived in the UK for a continuous period of five years may apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR), also known as settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
What Is Pre Settled Status?
An EEA National, and family who has/have not lived in the UK for a continuous period of five years will be granted pre-settled status (limited leave to remain).
How To Apply?
Application for settled or pre settled status from within the UK may be submitted online.
The Application must be supported by the following evidence:
- recent digital photo of face,
- proof of residence in the UK,
- details of any criminal convictions.
A successful applicant will receive online confirmation of status or a physical document in the form of a Biometric Residence Permit, for a non EEA national.
All applicants granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme will be eligible for:
- public services, such as healthcare and schools,
- public funds and pension
- British citizenship if the requirements are met.
An Applicant who is refused may be able to:
- apply for administrative review of the decision
- reapply up until the EU Settlement Scheme ends.
How Can We Help?
The rules and regulations governing all immigration matters are detailed and complex and it is essential that expert guidance is sought to ensure that accurate applications are submitted which are suitable for proper consideration by the authorities.
Kangs Solicitors maintains an established team which assists clients with all aspects of asylum and immigration issues at all stages from Application preparation to Tribunal representation and any subsequent Appeal Hearings.
Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs Immigration Experts
Please feel free to contact our Immigration Team through the following who will be happy to speak to you and guide you:
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