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Reminder for those applying for the EU settlement Scheme

June 24, 2021 | Immigration, UK Government

The deadline for applying to the EU settlement Scheme (EUSS) is 30th June 2021.


From 1st January 2021 new rules came into play for everyone, including EU nationals residing and working in the UK. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen who has been living in the UK before 31st December 2020, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to allow you to continue living and working in the UK. The deadline for applying is 30th June 2021.


You therefore cannot apply to the EUSS if you started living in the UK after 31 December 2020.


You do not need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme if you already have Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE). However, you will still need to apply for EUSS even if you have a “UK permanent residence document.”


Why should you apply for the EUSS?


The EUSS gives you permission to continue living in the UK after 30th June 2021. This means that you can legally be eligible to access public services, public funds and apply for British citizenship. Depending on your situation, you may be able to apply for pre-settled or settled status in the UK under the EUSS. 


Should you have any queries regarding the above information or if you require assistance with your corporate, employment or immigration matter, please get in touch with a legal professional at Hudson McKenzie via email at or by telephone +44(0) 20 3318 5794.


The information provided does not amount to legal advice.