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If you are an EEA national and you and your family members wish to live in the UK after BREXIT, you must make an application under the EU Settlement Scheme for either Settled or Pre-Settled Status.
The closing date for making applications is 30 June 2021.
The scheme is open to any EU national who started living in the UK before 31 December 2020.
EU nationals who fail to apply by 30 June 2021 will not be allowed to reside in the United Kingdom and will be considered illegal migrants
If you have obtained “Permanent Residence” from the Home Office you still need to apply under the EU Settled Scheme as “Permanent Residence” will no longer recognised.
EEA nationals and their family member(s) who have lived in the UK for a continuous period of five years are able to apply for settled status, also called Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), under the EU Settlement Scheme.
In order to be eligible for ILR, the applicant only needs to have been resident in the UK for a continuous five-year period. They are not required to have worked in the UK, held comprehensive sickness insurance or otherwise have been a ‘qualified person’ under the pre-existing rules for EEA nationals living in the UK.
EEA nationals and their family member(s) who have not lived in the UK for a continuous period of five years will be granted pre-settled status. There are no specific requirements that an applicant needs to meet other than being a resident of the UK. After living in the UK for a continuous period of five years you are then able to apply for settled status.
If you need help with EU settlement matters, contact Quinn, Martin & Langan today. We understand that the application process can seem overwhelming, but our solicitors will help guide you through.