You’ll usually get settled status if you’ve:

  • started living in the UK by 31 December 2020
  • lived in the UK for a continuous 5-year period (‘continuous residence’)

Five years’ continuous residence means that for 5 years in a row you’ve been in the UK for at least 6 months in any 12 month period, except for:

  • one period of up to 12 months for an important reason (for example, childbirth, serious illness, study, vocational training or an overseas work posting)
  • compulsory military service of any length

What Are Your Rights With Settled Status?

If you have settled status you can stay in the UK as long as you like. You can also:

  • apply for British citizenship, if you’re eligible
  • work in the UK
  • use the NHS
  • enrol in education or continue studying
  • access public funds such as benefits and pensions, if you’re eligible for them
  • travel in and out of the UK

You can also bring close family members to the UK after 31 December 2020 if both of the following apply:

  • your relationship with them began before 31 December 2020
  • you are still in the relationship when they apply to join you

If your relationship with them began after 31 December 2020, your family member will be able to come here on a family visa. Any children born in the UK while you’re living in the UK with settled status will automatically be British citizens.

You should be able to spend up to 5 years in a row outside the UK without losing your settled status.

Viewing And Proving Your Settled Status

If you successfully apply under the EU settlement scheme for settled status, the Home Office, UKVI will email you a link to an online service that you can use to view and prove your settled status. You will not get a physical document unless both of the following apply:

  • you’re from outside the EU
  • you do not already have a biometric residence card

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Settled Status Application?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in settled status applications under the EU settlement scheme. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration solicitors. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration solicitors in London or Manchester in relation to your settled status application under the EU settlement scheme and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

Our Fee For Application For Settled Status Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £800 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your settled status application under the EU settlement scheme. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalment.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents (if necessary), etc.

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