Updated Absence Rule for EU Settled and Pre Settled Status Holders

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The Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2024 (SI 2024/663) simplifies the rules for how long certain EU citizens can stay outside the UK without their immigration permission expiring.   Updated Absence Rules for EUSS   Under the new rules, from 21 May 2024, those with either pre-settled or settled status under the […]

Switching from Pre Settled to Settled Status

The requirement for pre-settled status holders to make a separate application for full settled status in the UK has been removed. Those with pre-settled status will automatically receive two-year extensions on their status every two years, as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria, such as residing in the UK, as detailed below. […]

EU Settled Status & Absences from UK

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If you have settled or pre settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), it is important to understand how absences from the UK can affect your status and your right to remain in the UK lawfully. As of 31 March 2023, an estimated 5.6 million Europeans and their family members had secured their residence […]

Increase in Free UKVI Appointments

The number of free appointments available at Sopra Steria Centres has been increased. The change applies to all centres, except for premium centres.   Update in Free Appointment Availability   The updated booking calendar now shows 28 days of appointments, with both free and chargeable appointments. A new date is added each day. Free appointments […]