Settled and Pre settled

Check if you can get pre-settled status or settled status.

You need permission to live in the UK if you are from a country in the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

There are various options for staying in the UK depending on your circumstances.

The deadline for most people to apply for pre-settled or settled status was 30 June 2021. However, you may still be able to apply if you are one of the following.

You started living in the UK on or before 31 December 2020 and you need to make a late application.

Your family member has pre-settled or settled status and you want to join them in the UK

You have a valid biometric residence permit or visa.

If you are a British or Irish citizen, you do not need permission to stay in the UK, but you may need to apply for any family members who aren’t British or Irish. They may be eligible for pre-settled or settled status.

You may also need to show that you have reasonable grounds for making the late application. If, however, you are not in any of the above situations, you will only be able to stay in the UK for up to 90 as a visitor.

Reasonable Grounds for Late Applications

If you didn’t apply by 30 June 2021, you may still be able to apply to the scheme if you think you have reasonable grounds for why you didn’t apply earlier. The Home Office provides the following. Please note this not a complete list.

(1) A medical condition prevented you from applying.

(2) You lacked the mental or physical capacity to apply.

(3) You had difficulty in accessing support to apply because of coronavirus restrictions.

(4) You have care or support needs, and you were unaware of the deadline.

(5) You are either in an abusive or controlling relationship or you have been a victim of modern slavery.

(6) Or you may have another compelling or compassionate reason which prevented you from applying.

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