Making an application under the EU Settlement Scheme
Produced in partnership with Nicolette Bostock of Laura Devine Solicitors and Eva Doerr of 1 Pump Court
Last updated on 29/07/2020

The following Immigration practice note produced in partnership with Nicolette Bostock of Laura Devine Solicitors and Eva Doerr of 1 Pump Court provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Making an application under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Appendix EU: valid application requirement
  • Concurrent applications and variation
  • Application process—EEA citizens and non-EEA citizens who hold a biometric residence card
  • ID verification
  • EU Exit: ID Document Check app
  • Alternatives to the EU Exit: ID Document Check app
  • Online application form
  • Automated residence checks
  • Criminality checks
  • More...

Making an application under the EU Settlement Scheme

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This Practice Note looks at the procedure for submitting applications for settled and pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (the Scheme). It covers:

  1. the requirement to submit a ‘valid’ application

  2. application procedures for applying for immigration permission under the Scheme (for European Economic Area (EEA) citizens and non-EEA citizens, inside and outside the UK)

  3. the Home Office’s ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app

  4. the evidential requirements (these relate to identity and nationality, residence and the additional documents required for family members)

  5. authorisation for a legal representative to liaise with the Home Office in relation to the application, and

  6. the requirement to keep the Home Office updated in relation to certain details following grant of leave

The Practice Note also looks at the application process for family permit applications from outside the UK.

For the purpose of this Practice Note, EEA citizens are defined as nationals of all remaining 27 EU Member States (excluding the UK), as well as Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland and Switzerland. Although Switzerland is not a member of the EEA, it

Related documents:
Key definition:
EU Settlement Scheme definition
What does EU Settlement Scheme mean?

A scheme allowing EU, EEA and Swiss nationals and their eligible family members to apply for immigration status in the UK post-Brexit and any transition period.

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