The Home Office introduced the EU Settlement Scheme to enable EU and EEA nationals to hold lawful immigration status in the UK after Brexit. Our team of UK immigration law experts have been carefully keeping up to date with EU Settlement Scheme updates to ensure we are able to advise and guide our EEA national clients.
EU, EEA or Swiss citizens who were living in the UK prior to 1 January 2021, can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. Their families may also be able to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme.
Individuals applying under the EU Settlement Scheme will have their immigration status classified as either ‘settled’ or ‘pre-settled’ depending on how long they have lived in the UK.
The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021. After this date, EU and EEA nationals living in the UK without pre-settled or settled status will need to hold a valid visa to live or work in the UK.
- Pre-Settled Status
Individuals who are successful with their applications under the EU Settlement Scheme and who have lived in the UK for less than five years will be granted pre-settled status. This will last for five years. Once these applicants have lived in the UK continuously for five years, they can then apply for settled status. Individuals will pre-settled status are able to work and live with their family in the UK and leave and enter the UK freely.
- Settled Status
Individuals who are successful with their applications under the EU Settlement Scheme and who have lived in the UK for five years or longer will be granted settled status. Similarly, as for pre-settled status, individuals with settled status are able to work and live with their family in the UK and leave and enter the UK freely.
After 12 months of holding settled status, making a total of six continuous years of living in the UK, these individuals can apply to naturalise as a British citizen. Or, if they are married to/in a civil partnership with a British citizen, they can apply to naturalise straight away. For more information about naturalisation to become a British citizen, click here.
EU Pre-Settled or Settled Status – Full Representation
Full representation is a comprehensive service, that allows our firm to become your legal representatives and to represent you in all matters concerning your EU Settled Status in the UK. This includes preparing the appropriate forms and liaising with UKVI or the Home Office on your behalf.
If you decided that full representation was the appropriate service for you and your family, we would take detailed instructions from you, issue a client care letter and other appropriate paperwork to you, plan works according to what we consider to be your best interests, advise you of any documents or information that we may need to prepare the case efficiently and lodge your Settled Status application for you. We would ensure that you are updated on any key developments on your matter and remain as your legal representatives until a decision is reached on your settled status in the UK.
We would endeavour to be on hand throughout the settled status application process to guide you and answer any questions you might have about the process. Once the settled status matter has been concluded, we would send you a closing letter outlining any items that we think you may wish to know moving forwards.
Full representation may not be suitable for all clients, but our experience is that for those who have utilised this service with us, they have found it to be very helpful indeed. We would encourage readers to consider the wide range of positive reviews which are available on the internet, relating to our services.
We are proud to be able to offer a fixed fee for full representation in your application for settled status in the UK. Many of our clients find this to be useful in managing their costs and expectations. Although the below pricing information provides a cost range, you will always be given a precise cost on instruction and this will be detailed in your client care letter. The reason that we provide a cost range is because cases can vary considerably according to their complexity.
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £1200-£2500 plus VAT; or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £1200-£1800 plus VAT.
Please do not hesitate to contact our team for advice on a precise fee for representation in your matter or with any queries that you may have.
Pre-Settled and Settled Status in the UK – Consultancy Services:
Our charges for these consultancy services are outlined below.
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £250-£350 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with); or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £200-£250 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with).
If you are unsure as to which service might be appropriate for your matter, or have any other queries about our immigration services, we warmly invite you to contact our team of experienced practitioners. You can do this by clicking on the links below or by telephoning or emailing our offices. You can explain to the receptionists that you are seeking to speak with the immigration team.
Telephone our offices:
London: 020 3443 9576
High Wycombe: 01494 451355
Marlow: 01628 958445
Email our immigration practitioners: firstname.lastname@example.org