How to Make a Late Application to the EU Settlement Scheme

How to Make a Late Application to the EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme was established to allow EU citizens and their families to apply for UK immigration status post-Brexit. The deadline for applications was on the 30th of June 2021, but there are still options available for those who missed the deadline and want to make a late application.


Here’s a step-by-step guide to making a late application to the EU Settlement Scheme:

  1. Check your eligibility: EU citizens and their family members who lived in the UK before the 31st of December 2020 are eligible to apply. If you have since left the UK, you may still be eligible.
  2. Gather documentation: To make a late application, you’ll need to provide evidence of your identity, your residency in the UK, and your relationship with any dependents. Acceptable documentation includes a valid passport or national identity card, proof of residence, such as utility bills or bank statements, and evidence of relationships such as marriage certificates or birth certificates.
  3. Submit your application: You can make a late application through the EU Settlement Scheme website. The website provides guidance on how to complete the application form and upload the required documentation.
  4. Pay the fee: A fee of £65 per person is required to make a late application. The fee is waived for children under 16 and those eligible for financial support.
  5. Wait for a decision: Once you’ve submitted your application, the UK government will process it and make a decision. The processing time can vary, so it’s best to check the status of your application regularly.

Note: In some circumstances, you may need to provide additional information or attend a biometrics appointment.

Making a late application to the EU Settlement Scheme can seem daunting, but with the right preparation and documentation, it can be a straightforward process. If you have any doubts or concerns, it may be helpful to seek the advice of an immigration lawyer.

In conclusion, the EU Settlement Scheme is still available to those who missed the deadline and want to apply for UK immigration status. Follow these simple steps to make a successful late application and secure your future in the UK.

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