EU Settlement Scheme 2024 Guidance

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As part of the UK’s post-Brexit immigration reforms, the EU Settlement Scheme was introduced to safeguard the lawful status of EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens, along with their family members, to allow them to continue living in the UK. Applying to the scheme ensures these individuals can continue their lives in the UK without any […]

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 […]

Pre Settled Status in the UK

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Changes to the EU settlement scheme were announced by the Home Office in 2023, impacting those who had been granted pre-settled status. In this guide, we explain what pre-settled status is and how the change in rules affects your status to remain in the UK on a lawful and indefinite basis.   What is pre […]

Living in the UK with EU Settled Status

With settled status in the UK, you can live, work and study here indefinitely, and you’re not longer subject to immigration restrictions when entering and leaving the country. It can also go someway to helping you feel settled that the UK is your home. Settled status also offers a path to British citizenship.  Since the […]

Settled Status vs Permanent Residence: What Is the Difference?

Is settled status the same as permanent residence? EU settled status and UK permanent residence are not the same. Under the UK’s Brexit withdrawal arrangements, EU nationals residing in the UK by 31 December 2o20 – both with or without a permanent residence card – had until 30 June 2021 to secure their lawful status […]

EUSS Family Permit for the UK

The EU Settlement Scheme EUSS family permit allows a close family member of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen who was in the UK by 31 December 2021, to join that person in the UK for up to six months. The EEA includes the EU counties, together with Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. The close family […]

Settled Status Requirements: Eligibility & Applications

To be granted settled status under the EU settlement scheme, an applicant must satisfy specific settled status requirements. These vary depending on where you are from originally, how long you have been resident in the UK and your immigration status within the UK at the time of application. This guide sets out the settled status […]

Settled Status UK: EU Citizens Application Form FAQs

If you are considering making an application under the EU Settlement Scheme, the following guide will answer those all-important questions on how to complete the settled status UK EU citizens’ application form. The settlement scheme requires EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK, together with their eligible non-EEA family members, to protect their […]

End of EU Free Movement (Employer Planning Needed!)

Employers are urged to shift to emergency workforce planning mode following Home Secretary’s latest Brexit announcement to end of EU Free Movement abruptly. A no deal Brexit looks more likely than ever. While the leaked Yellowhammer report has given insight into central government’s extensive crisis preparations, this level of emergency planning is demonstrably not being […]

Appendix EU (Essential Overview)

Appendix EU of the UK Immigration Rules is the basis upon which an EEA citizen and their family members, and the family members of a qualifying British citizen, will be granted limited or indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK after 30 June 2021. What is Appendix EU? Under the provisions of Appendix […]