Getting It Right First Time
Looking for Immigration advice or help. Look no further. You have come to the right place. If you’re an EEA, EU or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you’ll either get settled or pre-settled status. Our UK Immigration Solicitors are experts in all areas of UK Immigration Law. Including the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status) Very Important Note; If the UK leaves the EU without a deal. You will need to be living in the UK before it leaves the EU to apply. The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020
All EU Settlement Scheme applications have to meet the very stringent guidelines set by the UK Immigration Directorate. What that means is, one small error in your EU Settlement Scheme application will result in your visa being refused by the Home Office. Which will mean time and money wasted. Maybe then you will have to re-apply or even appeal, which will cost even more money. Get it right in the first place. Why take the risk, when our UK Immigration Solicitors will navigate the complexities of your case for you. With us, you get total peace of mind.
EU Settlement Scheme – Category Requirements When you apply, you’ll need proof of:
- your identity
- your residence in the UK, unless you have a valid permanent residence document, or valid indefinite leave to remain in or enter the UK
Proof of identity
You need a valid passport or national identity card. You also need to provide a digital photo of your face. If you’re not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you can use any of the following:
- valid passport
- biometric residence card
- biometric residence permit
If you do not have any of these. Give us a call and we can advise you on other options as to proof of identity.
Proof of continuous residence
To be eligible for settled status, you usually need to have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for at least 6 months in any 12-month period for 5 years in a row. You need to provide proof of this when you apply. If you’ve not lived here for 5 years in a row you may still be eligible for pre-settled status. You can give your National Insurance number to allow an automated check of your residence based on tax and certain benefit records.
If you have criminal convictions
If you’re 18 or over, the Home Office will check you have not committed serious or repeated crimes, and that you do not pose a security threat. You’ll be asked to declare convictions that appear in your criminal record in the UK or overseas. You do not need to declare any of the following:
- convictions that do not need to be disclosed (‘spent convictions’)
- warnings (‘cautions’)
- alternatives to prosecution, for example, speeding fines
You’ll also be checked against the UK’s crime databases. You’ll still be eligible for settled or pre-settled status if you’ve only been convicted of a minor crime. You may still get settled or pre-settled status even if you have other convictions. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis. If you’ve been to prison, you usually need 5 years’ continuous residence from the day you were released to be considered for settled status.
If you’re not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
You’ll usually need to provide proof of your relationship to your family member from the EU, EEA, or Switzerland. The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
How We Will HelpOur specialist immigration solicitors will help you with all stages of your Visa application. They will take a thorough history of the case and present you with options on how to proceed. The years of experience that make up the knowledge base of our business means that specialist solicitors who are well versed in all the different EU Settlement Scheme Visa applications will be able to provide options for those even in the most desperate cases. We have access to Queens Counsel QC, Barristers, etc.
Our approach to all the different EU Settlement Scheme fees is quite simple. A one-off fixed fee that never changes. So, no unexpected surprises. Call us and get a quote. No two cases are the same, but one thing is for sure. Once we give you a price, it won’t change. That’s a promise we will keep.
What to Do Next
Now you have the information you were looking for. Let us give you, the best chance of getting your EU Settlement Scheme application approved, the first time around. Give us a Call. So, we can pre-vet your visa application free of charge, within 1 hour whenever possible. Call us and get a No-Obligation Assessment on the phone, our client liaison teams are waiting plus if you have any further questions please feel free to ask.
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