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What are the implications of the end of the ‘grace period’? (UPDATED 6 July 2021)

Published on: 17 June 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • What are the implications of the end of the ‘grace period’? (UPDATED 6 July 2021)
  • The application deadline, and exceptions
  • The effect of the deadline
  • Exception 1—in-time applications and appeals
  • Exception 2—late applications where there are ‘reasonable grounds’
  • Right to work and right to rent
  • Healthcare and benefits
  • Border and travel issues
  • National ID cards after 1 October 2021
  • Joining family members
  • More...

Article summary

Immigration analysis: The end of the day on 30 June 2021 marked the end of the ‘grace period’ during which EEA citizens and family members resident before the end of the Brexit transition period could apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). This analysis looks at some of the key implications of the end of the grace period for EEA citizens in the UK and the EUSS, including what type of applications will continue to be made. It has been updated on 6 July 2021 to take into account guidance that has been issued since 1 July. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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