Secure Your EU Settlement: Pre-Settled Status | Application Guide

Pre-Settled Status

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EU Settlement Scheme Pre-Settled Status.

Eligibility and requirements for Pre-Settled Status.

Requirements for Pre-Settled Status as a Joining Family Member.

Applying for Pre-Settled Status.

What is Pre-Settled Status?.

Who Should Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme?.

Who Else Can Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme?.

Who Does Not Need to Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme?.

Pre-Settled Status Rights.

Applying From Outside the UK..

Application Fee for an EU Settlement Scheme Pre-Settled Status Application.

EU Settlement Scheme Processing Times.

What if My EU Settlement Scheme Application Has Been Refused?.

Contact Us.

 

EU Settlement Scheme Pre-Settled Status

Eligibility and requirements for Pre-Settled Status

In order to qualify for this kind of settlement Status, you need to satisfy UK Visas & Immigration that:

  • You are a relevant EEA citizen.
  • You are a family member of a relevant EEA citizen.
  • You are a family member who has retained the right of residence by virtue of a relationship with a relevant EEA citizen.
  • You are a person with a derivative right to reside.
  • You are a person with a Zambrano right to reside.
  • You started living in the UK by 31 December 2020.
  • You are not eligible for Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme solely because you have not completed a continuous qualifying period of residence of at least 5 years.

 

Requirements for Pre-Settled Status as a Joining Family Member

In order to qualify for Pre-Settled Status as a joining family member, you need to satisfy UK Visas & Immigration that:

  • You are the joining family member of a relevant sponsor.
  • You are a family member who has retained the right of residence by virtue of a relationship with a relevant sponsor.
  • You are not eligible for Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme solely because you have not completed a continuous qualifying period of residence of at least 5 years.
  • You started living in the UK by 31 December 2020.

 

Applying for Pre-Settled Status

What is Pre-Settled Status?

Pre-Settled Status is a temporary immigration status that allows you to live, work, and study in the UK for a limited period. It is usually granted for a period of 5 years, and during this time, you can continue to reside in the UK and enjoy various rights and benefits.

 

Who Should Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme?

If you are an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, or a family member of an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, and you wish to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021, you should apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to secure your immigration status.

 

Who Else Can Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme?

Other individuals, such as non-EU national family members, who have a derivative right to reside or a Zambrano right to reside, can also apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

 

Who Does Not Need to Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme?

If you have already obtained British citizenship, or if you have Irish citizenship (including dual Irish-British citizenship), you do not need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

 

Pre-Settled Status Rights

With Pre-Settled Status, you have the right to:

  • Live and work in the UK for a period of up to 5 years.
  • Access healthcare and public services.
  • Enrol in education or study in the UK.
  • Apply for British citizenship once you have completed a continuous qualifying period of residence of at least 5 years.

 

Applying From Outside the UK

If you are outside the UK and you are eligible for Pre-Settled Status, you can still apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

 

Application Fee for an EU Settlement Scheme Pre-Settled Status Application

There is no fee to apply for this specific settlement Status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

 

EU Settlement Scheme Processing Times

The processing times for EU Settlement Scheme applications can vary, but the majority of applications are processed within a few weeks.

 

What if My EU Settlement Scheme Application Has Been Refused?

If your EU Settlement Scheme application has been refused, you may be able to apply for an administrative review or submit an appeal, depending on the reasons for the refusal.

 

Appoint Expert Assistance

If you have any questions or need further assistance regarding the EU Settlement Scheme or your application, our team of immigration solicitors is here to help. We provide expert advice and professional support throughout the application process.

To discuss your EU Settlement Scheme Pre-Settled Status application with one of our immigration solicitors, please contact us at 0161 222 5860 or fill out the enquiry form below. We are dedicated to providing clear and reliable immigration advice, ensuring your needs are met with professionalism and a friendly approach.