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EU Settlement Scheme: important information for late applicants

01 July 2021

For those citizens resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, the deadline for applications to be made to the EUSS was 30 June 2021, which was also the end of the grace period during which their existing EU law rights were protected pending the outcome of an application to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) made by the deadline.

From 1 July 2021, EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members are required to evidence their right to be in the UK by having obtained a valid UK immigration status. You can obtain this status through the EUSS if you were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, or are a joining family member of an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen who was resident here by then. Alternatively, you can obtain a valid visa under the points-based immigration system.

You do not need to apply if you have indefinite leave to remain or enter, or are an Irish citizen, but you can if you want to.

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and their family members who was resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, but did not make an application to the EUSS by the deadline of 30 June 2021, your rights in UK law are not protected. This includes your rights to live, work, study and access benefits and services in the UK.

Failure to apply to the EUSS may negatively impact your eligibility to work, study, rent a property and access benefits and services in the UK.

You can make a late application to the EUSS. But, if you do not have status or a pending application and you are encountered by Immigration Enforcement, and you may be eligible for the EUSS, you will be provided with a written notice giving you an opportunity to apply to the EUSS, normally within 28 days, and directed to the support available to you if you need it.

The Home Office will take a flexible and pragmatic approach to accepting late applications and will look for reasons to grant applications, not to refuse them.

  


 

Guidance for staff 

01 July 2021

If you have not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme, it is important you send an email with your contact details to [email protected], as a matter of urgency.  A member of the Human Resources team will be in contact to outline your next steps and support you with making a late application to the EUSS.

The Home Office have released Important Information for late applicants of the EU Settlement Scheme.

 

During May 2020, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde reported a series of Core Briefs which summarised how Brexit may affect the way you live, work and travel between EU.  You can view the key points on the Brexit Checklist webpage.

  


 

Guidance for line managers

01 July 2021

If you become aware an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen has not joined the EU Settlement Scheme, it is important you provide further details by emailing [email protected]. A member of the HR team can then support the staff member with making a late application. 

 

During May 2020, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde reported a series of Core Briefs which summarised how Brexit may affect the way you live, work and travel between EU.  You can view the key points on the Brexit Checklist webpage.

  


 

Message from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport recognises the importance our EU, EEA and Swiss citizens have within NHS Scotland.  The Minister has encouraged all of these citizens to join the EU Settlement Scheme.  Download and read her message here.

   


 

Brexit FAQs

The EU Settlement Scheme was the initiative introduced by the Home Office (a division of the UK Government) which pro...

The EU Settlement Scheme was the initiative introduced by the Home Office (a division of the UK Government) which processes applications of individuals who wish to remain in the UK after Brexit.

Successful applicants were given either settled or pre-settled status.

If you are a citizen of one of the following countries, you must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme: Austria, Belgium...

If you are a citizen of one of the following countries, you must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Irish citizens may apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, but it is not essential.

UK citizens do not need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

If you are a citizen of one of the above countries, but have been granted indefinite leave to remain, you do not need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

If you have lived in the UK for a continuous period of five years up to 31st December 2020 – you were eligible to app...

If you have lived in the UK for a continuous period of five years up to 31st December 2020 – you were eligible to apply for settled status (known as indefinite leave to remain).

If you have primarily lived in the UK for a period of less than five years – you were eligible to apply for pre-settled status (known as limited leave to remain).

Once you have resided in the UK for a period of five years, you should apply to have your pre-settled status changed to settled status.

If you were resident in the UK before 31st December 2020, you should have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme prior t...

If you were resident in the UK before 31st December 2020, you should have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme prior to 30th June 2021.

If you have resided in the UK since 1st January 2021, it is likely you have been permitted to enter the UK under another immigration control (i.e. Skilled Worker Visa, Visitors Visa, Student Visa etc).  You will not be eligible to join the EU Settlement Scheme.

You will need to provide proof of: Your identity (Passport or national identity card) Your residence in the UK (F...

You will need to provide proof of:

  • Your identity (Passport or national identity card)
  • Your residence in the UK (Further information on evidence of UK residence can be found on the Home Office website).

As part of your application, you will also be asked to declare convictions that appear in your criminal record (in the UK or overseas).  This information will be checked against the UK’s crime database.

There is currently no cost to join the EU Settlement Scheme. 

There is currently no cost to join the EU Settlement Scheme. 

You must submit your application directly via the UK Government Home Office website: https://www.gov.uk/eusettledstatus.

You must submit your application directly via the UK Government Home Office website: https://www.gov.uk/eusettledstatus.

The deadline for applying to the EU Settlement Scheme was 30th June 2021. 

The deadline for applying to the EU Settlement Scheme was 30th June 2021. 

If you did not applied to the EU Settlement Scheme by the 30th June 2021, you will be an unlawful resident.  This mea...

If you did not applied to the EU Settlement Scheme by the 30th June 2021, you will be an unlawful resident.  This means you will not have access to jobs, the rental market, healthcare, social services, and other rights, and you may be subject to detention and ultimately removal from the UK.

The Home Office will not automatically grant late applications. They first will assess the reason for the late applic...

The Home Office will not automatically grant late applications. They first will assess the reason for the late application and will determine whether or not it is a reasonable excuse. They will also assess if it has been submitted as soon as reasonably possible after the deadline.

It usually takes around 5 working days for the Home Office to review your application to join the EU Settlement Schem...

It usually takes around 5 working days for the Home Office to review your application to join the EU Settlement Scheme if no further information is required.

However, it can take up to a month if further information is requested from the Home Office.

You will not get a physical document.  If your application is successful, a letter will be emailed to you confirming...

You will not get a physical document. 

If your application is successful, a letter will be emailed to you confirming your settled or pre-settled status.

You can view and prove your immigration status by using the Home Office website: https://www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigration-status.

You can be asked to prove your right to work from 1st July 2021.

Each child must have their own application. You can apply for your child or they can apply for themselves.  You will ...

Each child must have their own application. You can apply for your child or they can apply for themselves.  You will need to prove your relationship to your child, as well as their identity and any residency within the UK (if they were resident before 1st January 2021).

You can view and prove your immigration status by using the Home Office website: https://www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigr...

You can view and prove your immigration status by using the Home Office website: https://www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigration-status.

You may be asked to prove your right to work from 1st July 2021.

You can be asked to prove your right to work from 1st July 2021.  If you do not have settled or pre-settled status yo...

You can be asked to prove your right to work from 1st July 2021.  If you do not have settled or pre-settled status you must contact the HR Support and Advice Unit immediately to seek further advice.

As of 30th June 2021: 2,846,700 (52%) applications have been granted settled status 2,329,400 (43%) applications ...

As of 30th June 2021:

  • 2,846,700 (52%) applications have been granted settled status
  • 2,329,400 (43%) applications have been granted pre-settled status
  • 109,400 (2%) applications have been refused
  • 80,800 (1%) applications have been withdrawn
  • 79,800 (1%) applications were invalid

The three main reasons for an application being refused were due to having a serious criminal conviction, unable to prove identity, unable to provide evidence of UK residency.

If your application is refused, the Home Office will provide you with their reasons and a right to appeal.  If the information contained within your refusal letter is not clear, you should contact the Home Office directly to seek clarification.  Alternatively, you could seek guidance from a qualified immigration advisor.

Online support: https://eu-settled-status-enquiries.service.gov.uk/what-is-your-question   If you’re inside the UK...

Online support:

https://eu-settled-status-enquiries.service.gov.uk/what-is-your-question

 

If you’re inside the UK:

Telephone: 0300 123 7379

 

If you’re outside the UK:

Telephone: +44 (0)203 080 0010

 


Archived updates

 

You can view previous information and updates by visiting the Brexit information for Managers & Staff archive webpage.

Last Updated: 09 July 2021