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What is the right to reside?

‘Right to reside’ means you have the right to live in the UK. You have a right to reside in the UK if any of the following is true: you’re a British citizen (which includes nationals of the Channel Islands or Isle of Man)

What does permanent right to reside mean?

What is a permanent right to reside? In general EEA nationals who have resided legally in the UK for 5 years have a ‘permanent right to reside’. Residing legally means that you have been in the UK as a ‘worker’, ‘self employed’ person, a student or a ‘self-sufficient’ person or a ‘family member’.

Does settled status expire?

With Settled Status you can leave the UK for a period of up to five years. If you stay away longer, you may lose your status. However, you only have to come back to the UK for a few days to make sure you keep your status. Pre-Settled Status is temporary and valid for just five years.

How long does pre-settled status last?

Pre-Settled Status is granted for a 5-year period, irrespective of how long a person has resided in the UK. A person who has been in the UK for only 1 day will get a five year grant of pre-Settled Status, just the same as a person who has resided for 4 years.

How long does settled status decision take?

“It usually takes around 5 working days for complete applications to be processed if no further information is required, but it can take up to a month.” Although some EU Settlement Scheme applications may be decided within a month, that does not seem to be the norm.

What happens if you don’t have settled status?

Failure to receive pre-Settled Status or Settled Status by 30 June 2021 for those whose EU free movement rights were not carried over will result in that person becoming unlawfully resident in the UK.

Do I need to send my passport for settled status?

If you’re an EU , EEA or Swiss citizen, you need a valid passport or valid national identity card. You also need to provide a digital photo of your face. If you’re not an EU , EEA or Swiss citizen, you need to provide one of the following: a valid passport.

Is it OK to scan passport?

If you didn’t save an electronic copy of your passport photo when you took it, you can scan your passport into your computer using a scanner. This copy of your photo won’t be as clear as a saved original file, but it still gives you an electronic copy.

Can I apply for settled status with my ID card?

First, you have to prove your identity using your identity document. Your identity document is your: passport or national identity card if you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen. passport, ‘biometric residence card’ or ‘biometric residence permit’ if you’re from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

Who should apply for EU settlement scheme?

If you’re an EU , EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. You can also apply if you’re the family member of an eligible person of Northern Ireland. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status.

Can I apply for pre-settled status twice?

You can apply again at any time until 30 June 2021 if you think the decision should have been different, for example you got pre-settled status but expected to get settled status. There’s no charge for this. You can submit new information or evidence if you want to.

How long does it take to process EU settlement scheme?

It usually takes around 5 working days for complete applications to be processed if no further information is required, but it can take up to a month. Your application is likely to take longer than a month to process if: we need to request more information from you.

Can I still apply for EU settlement scheme?

You can apply now if you’re eligible. The deadline for applying is usually 30 June 2021. You can also choose to apply later depending on your circumstances. If you get pre-settled status, you’ll need to apply again when you’re changing your pre-settled status for settled status.

How much does EU settlement scheme cost?

The Government this week launched a ‘test phase’ of the EU Settlement Scheme – some who meet certain criteria can apply now, and the scheme will be fully open by 30 March. Applications cost £65 for adults and £32.50 for under-16s.

How long after settled status can I apply for citizenship?

12 months