If you’re a European Union (EU) citizen and want to permanently stay in the UK, you and your family members will be able to apply for the settled status or the pre-settled status.
Settled or pre-settled status will allow you and your family members to continue to live in the UK after December 2020.
Applications for EU Settled Status and Pre-Settled Status in the UK opened in 2019
You will not need to apply for these statuses if you:
- are an Irish citizen
- have indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK
- have indefinite leave to enter the UK – for instance, you have a Returning Resident visa
However, your family members from outside the UK and Ireland will need to apply for permission to enter and live in the UK.
The citizens of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland are also able to make pre-settled and settled status applications to protect their right of residence in the UK.
What settled and pre-settled status means
With a settled status or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you and your family members will be able to continue to live and work in the UK after 31 December 2020.
With a settled status you will be entitled to:
- stay in the UK permanently; and
- apply for British citizenship
Should I get legal advice or help from a lawyer?
As with any immigration matter, you should consider getting specialist legal advice and representation in your pre-settled or settled status application. Otherwise, you may end up making a costly mistake resulting in refusal of your application. That refusal may also complicate things further as any future application may also be impacted by the initial refusal.
How much will it cost to get legal advice from MLC?
MLC Immigration Lawyers is offering expert legal advice to EU nationals with our fees costing typically £150 to £200 (excluding VAT). This represents fantastic value for money when compared to some legal firms that are charging in excess of £800 for the same service!
Why MLC Immigration Lawyers?
We are registered with the OISC and provide an exceptional service to our clients. Our five star reviews (over 160 of them!) and Best Immigration Business Award demonstrate the quality of our lawyers and the service we offer.
Contact Us today and get your application started.
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