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The deadline to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme passed on 30 June 2021.

However, the Home Office have issued guidance saying they will accept late applications in certain circumstances.

If you are an EU / EEA / Swiss national and have not yet sought advice about your options to remain living and working in the UK, you should now do so urgently.

Our team can advise on making an application after 1 July 2021, as well as on other options available.

EU Settlement Scheme

Pre-Settled Status

EU / EEA / Swiss nationals who have been resident in the UK for less than 5 years can apply for Pre-Settled Status (Limited Leave to Remain). This gives the right to live and work in the UK for 5 years.

Family members can also apply as dependants.

They can apply for Settled Status after 5 years’ continuous residence and before their Pre-Settled Status expires.

Settled Status

EU / EEA / Swiss nationals who have been resident in the UK for 5 years or more they can apply for Settled Status (Indefinite Leave to Remain). This gives the right to live and work in the UK permanently.

Family members can also apply as dependants.

Family Permits

Family members of EU nationals who are outside the UK may still be eligible to apply for EU Settlement Scheme Family Permits if they were pre-existing family members on 31 December 2020.

Zambrano

EU and other nationals who are in the UK and are primary carers of British children may be eligible to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme to remain as their carers.

This is a route that has recently been opened further following a High Court decision. Our team can offer specialist advice on making an application on this basis.

Other options for working in the UK

Frontier Workers

EU nationals who were working in the UK before 31 December 2020 but still living in their home country can apply for a Frontier worker permit from January 2021.

This is a flexible option for EU nationals who continue to come to the UK regularly to work.

Business Visitors

An alternative option for EU nationals who wish to come to the UK for short periods for business is to enter as a Business Visitor.

This enables them to visit the UK for up to 6 months without applying for a visa and undertake certain limited business-related activities.

Work Visas

EU nationals who want to work in the UK from 1 July 2021 need to look to other work visa routes. Please see our Work Visas page.

If you are a business and wish to employ overseas nationals including EU and EAA nationals after 30 June 2021, please see our Sponsor Licences and Work Visas pages.

Our Fees

In accordance with rules published by the SRA, as of December 2018 all firms offering this type of work must publish details of prices and personnel undertaking the work.  Please see our dedicated fees page for more information.

Our EU Law Solicitors

Our specialist immigration solicitors in Newcastle upon Tyne or South Shields can offer legal advice for EU / EEA / Swiss nationals and their families in the UK or still overseas on their options from 1 July 2021.

We can also offer specialist advice to businesses looking to employ EU nationals after this date. You can book an online appointment or visit us at one of our North East offices:

Newcastle:

56 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5XU

South Shields:

142 Fowler Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 1PZ

The David Gray EU applications Team

Bryony Rest

Bryony Rest

Partner

Irfan Ali

Solicitor

John Cavener

John Cavener

Trainee Solicitor

Molly Beattie

Molly Beattie

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