EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

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EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

The EU Settlement Scheme is the replacement for free movement of European nationals and their families since Brexit.

The EUSS allows EU, EEA or Swiss citizens and eligible family members to continue living in the UK after 31st December 2020. The deadline to apply to the scheme for most people was the 30th June 2021. However applications can still be made to the scheme if you have ‘reasonable grounds” for applying late or the deadline is not applicable to you.

The most common types of status under the EUSS:

  • Pre-settled: Given to those who have lived in the UK for less than five years.
  • Settled: Given to those who have lived in the UK for five years or more. Also called Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).

What are the general requirements?

  • Apply online using the EUSS application form.
  • Prove your identity and nationality by use of the identity verification app or by booking a biometric enrolment appointment to attend in person.
  • Apply by the deadline of 30th June 2021, unless you have ‘reasonable grounds’ for not applying by the deadline.
    • Reasonable grounds examples may be serious medical condition which prevented you from applying or lack of physical or mental capacity.
  • You may also apply after the deadline of the 30th June 2021 if:
    • You are joining a family member from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein who was living in the UK by 31st December 2020.
    • You are a child born or adopted in the UK after 1st April 2021.
    • You are exempt from Immigration control.
  • Demonstrate you have spent at least six months in any 12 month period during the five years in the UK for your ‘continuous qualifying residence’ for settled status.
  • There is no application fee to pay.
EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

What am I allowed to do?

  • Work.
  • Study.
  • Self-employed/business.
  • Naturalised as a British citizen – once ILR obtained and held for 12 months.

Why choose us?

Our highly trained immigration experts have a thorough understanding of the EUSS requirements and application process.

We can help you with your tailored EUSS application by providing you with:

  • An honest opinion on the positives and negatives of your case.
  • Advice on the EUSS requirements specific to your circumstances.
  • A customised evidence checklist.
  • Assistance with preparing and submitting your application form and evidence.
EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)