EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme lets EU, non-EU EEA, and Swiss Citizens apply for their UK Residence right protection. The nationals should apply for the scheme in order to protect their residence rights due to Brexit.

The applicants may apply for Pre-Settled Status if they lived in the UK for the last 6 months, and Settled Status, known as ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain) if they lived in the UK for at least 5 years. Pre-Settled applicants have access to limited leave, however, after 5 years of residency, they can apply for ILR stay in the UK.

Pre-Settled Status

The applicants who have lived in the United Kingdom for less than 5 years can apply for Pre-Settled Status, which will allow remaining in the UK for 5 more years. The applicants will be required to demonstrate their current residence within the UK to apply. After 5 years of living in the UK, it will be possible to apply for settlement.

Settled Status

The applicants who have lived in the UK for 5 years and can show this, can apply for Settled Status. Settled Status holder obtains ILR to remain in the UK. The children under the age of 21 of EU national, holding Settled Status, can also apply for Settled Status, continuous residence requirement does not apply.

Absences in Continuous Residence

The EU settlement scheme applicants can be absent for up to a maximum of 6 months within any 12-month period. By providing that the reason of absence is eligible, the absence will not break the 5-year continuous residence requirement.

Some of the eligible reasons include studies, childbirth, pregnancy, serious illness, performing military services, and others.

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Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow. We are specialised in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration lawyers are regulated by OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

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