Brexit & EU Settlement Scheme

Brexit has changed the way EU and EEA nationals can live and work in the UK. Whether you are an EU or EEA national, you will now need to apply for UK immigration status to stay in the UK after 31st December 2020.

If you were already living in the UK before 31 December 2020 and want to stay indefinitely, you will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Similarly, if you want to come to the UK now after Brexit, you will need a specific visa that suits your individual circumstances.

We have a dedicated team of immigration solicitors who are experts in all aspects of UK immigration law. We have the expertise to advise you and your family and can help guide you through the process of applying for the correct status to enter or remain in the UK.

We can also advise on visa applications if you are planning to come to the UK to work, study or start a business after Brexit.

Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 020 3383 0173 or email us at enquiries@fcos.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

EU Settlement Scheme

This is a way for EU & EEA national to hold immigration status in the UK after Brexit.

You will get settled status if you have been in the UK continuously for 5 years or pre-settled status if you have lived here for less than five years, which will last for five years. Once you have lived in the UK continuously for 5 years you can apply for settled status.

This will then allow you and your family to live and work in the UK, alongside coming and going as you please. After a year with settled status, you can apply for naturalisation to become a British citizen.

UK Immigration Rules for Family Members

Under UK Immigration Rules, family members of an EU or EEA national are a:

  • Spouse or civil partner.
  • Child or grandchild of you and/or your spouse or civil partner if they are under 21 and are financially dependent.
  • Parent or grandparent of your spouse or civil partner who is financially dependent on you.
  • Or, if your family is already with you in the UK, they can apply to the Settlement Scheme at the same time as your own application.

If your family are overseas, they can still join you in the UK after Brexit. However, if you are married or in a civil partnership, you will need to provide evidence that your relationship is genuine for your spouse or partner to join you.

Once your family members enter the UK, they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Supporting Documents

There are various documents you will need to complete an application. We can explain what you will need and can check the documents are legally valid.

If you would like advice on whether you are eligible to make an application, please contact us for a discussion.

Why Choose Us

Using our extensive legal knowledge and expertise, we have helped clients across a wide range of immigration applications. Our approach is to be proactive and work with you to achieve your objectives and deliver successful outcomes as efficiently and promptly as possible.

We can clearly explain the range of legal options available and guide you towards the option which would be best suited for your specific circumstances.

How to Get in Contact

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 020 3383 0173 or email us at enquiries@fcos.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

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