The EU Settlement Scheme

Pre-Settled Status

You can apply for either SETTLED STATUS or PRE-SETTLED STATUS, depending on how long you have lived in the UK.

If you have not lived in the UK for a continuous 5- year period, you can apply for Pre-settled status.

Pre- settled status

To get pre-settled status, you only need to show you’ve lived in the UK for at least 1 day that was;

  • on or before 31 December 2020, AND
  • in the last 6 months before you applied

(Your family members can apply without having to satisfy this rule, as long as you satisfy it.)

Your pre- settled status will be given for 5 years. The 5 years starts from when you arrived in the UK. If you want to continue living in the UK for more than 5 years you will have to apply for settled status before your pre- settled status runs out.

The Home Office might ask you to provide additional information or evidence they need to enable them to make a decision on your application.

If your application is successful, a letter will be emailed to you confirming your settled or pre-settled status. It will tell you if and how you can view your status online and share it to obtain your rights.

Date modified: April 07 2021 | Date created: April 07 2021

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