Time is running out - as of 1 January 2021 there are new rules for British Citizens, businesses, and those wishing to stay in the UK.
It's important that we are all ready for the changes ahead as everyone can be affected.
CLICK HERE to see if you're ready with the online 'Brexit checker' (government website)
Below we have compiled some resources that will hopefully help provide you with the information you may need. Alternatively, contact our team for free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice online or call 0808 278 7969 (Mon to Fri 9am - 4:30pm) or request an appointment using this form. We can provide an interpreter if you need one.
If you’re an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, you and your family must apply to the 'EU Settlement Scheme' to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.
Successful applicants will be given either settled or pre-settled status. It's important that you check to see if you are eligible to apply as those who don't apply by this deadline, when they should have, will no longer be living in the country legally.
In some cases, you can still apply after 30 June 2021 deadline.
For example, if you’re joining a family member who was living in the UK by 31 December 2020, your deadline will be based on when you arrive in the UK, as long as:
You can also apply if you can show ‘reasonable grounds’ (such as medical reasons, or being the victim of domestic abuse) for why you did not apply by 30 June 2021.
Check if you can still apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, including further examples of what counts as reasonable grounds for not applying by the deadline.
The EU Settlement Scheme is free and you can apply now.
If you are unsure about whether you should apply or need assistance, you can call us on 0808 278 7969 (Mon to Fri 9am - 4:30pm) or request an appointment using this form. We can provide an interpreter if you need one.
The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.The government also offers a guide in 26 European languages.