Things You Must Know about EU Settlements Schemes before It’s Too Late and applying for British Citizenship
EU Settlements Schemes are now in play to confirm the eligibility of citizens to allow them to continue living in the country even after the Brexit transition ends.
What does it mean?
As per the Brexit rule, people working and living in other EU countries will not be allowed to live in the UK legally, as the UK will no longer be a part of the UN after January 2021. Simply put, it is mandatory to arrive in the UK by or before 31 December 2020, else you will lose your legal right to stay in the country (UK) and have to apply for immigration permission under the relevant category at that time. Likewise, the people who are EU citizens, already living in the UK, have to enroll for EU Settlements Schemes to retain their legal resident's right to stay in the country (UK).
Depending upon the success of the application process, people will be given the status of settled and pre-settled.
So as you got familiar now, this article is all around - what you need to do to stay in the UK after Brexit?
So without wasting any more time, let's get into it…
Who should apply?
To save the eligibility for the country, people living in the EU, EEA or Swiss citizen have to fill out the EU Settlements Schemes application before the end of 31 December 2020.
When to apply
The most paramount aspect of EU settlement schemes is to apply timely. Applications are getting filled from the 30 March 2019 and will be allowed until 30 June 2021.
To avoid the sudden rush at last dates, we highly encourage you to apply early.
Can I apply to be naturalized as a British Citizen at the same time?
If you apply under the EU settlement scheme, you will have to hold this for a minimum of 12 months before you can apply.
However if you have held Permanent Residence status, and held this for a minimum of 12 months, you normally get this status automatically after living in the UK after 5 years and subject
Helpful Tips to consider before you apply under the EU settlement scheme.
Before heading to apply, remember these important prerequisites
- Read the Government guidance and comprehensive step-by-step for error-free
- Applications are only acceptable at Online Mode, however, there are provisions for exceptional cases to send docs by post
- Compatible devices to access application: Android devices, iPhone 8 and newer Apple models
- Application is open to fill
- Keep ready with your docs and proof ID
- You need to re-apply if you wish to change your pre-settled status for settled status
What is the requirement to apply for naturalization?
If you are not married to a British Citizen you will need to meet the following requirements to apply for naturalisation:
- You must be aged 18 or over and are not of unsound mind.
- You must be of good character.
- You should be able to communicate in the English language (or Welsh or Scottish Gaelic).
How to apply under EU settlement scheme
If you find yourself eligible, go to the UK Gov official site to fill out the form.
Applications are completely free of charge.
However, in many exceptions’ scenarios, special privileges are also given. Since, it includes vast protocols & policies, making an error while applying is instinctive. To avoid such events, you better seek professional help from EU settlement experts.