Settled status for EU residents…why is it important?

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen who was resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, you and your family members (including children and non-EU citizens) need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK beyond 30 June 2021.

Even if you have lived in the UK for many years or you have a UK permanent residence document you still need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

You do not need to apply if you are an Irish citizen or if you have indefinite leave to remain or enter, but you can if you want to.

The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

You may be able to stay in the UK without applying – for example, if you’re an Irish citizen or already have indefinite leave to remain.

For more information please click on the links below:

Government website

https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/applying-for-settled-status?utm_campaign=EU_SettlementScheme(apply)&utm_medium=PaidSearch&utm_source=GoogleBing&utm_content=ExpandedLink&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2N3Y5oyp8QIVWoXVCh3Oqw_UEAAYASAAEgL5qPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Citizens’ Advice Website

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/immigration/applying-for-settled-status

CWJO

22nd June 2021

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