The EU Settlement (EUSS) and Pre-Settlement Scheme registration will end in 20 days’ time.
From 1 July 2021, EU, EEA and Swiss citizens granted status under the EUSS will need to evidence their rights in the UK with their immigration status.
EU nationals, who arrived into the UK before 31st December 2020 wishing to continue to live and work in the UK, must register on the EUSS before 30th June 2021. If you have already submitted your application and have not received a response yet, your right to remain will be protected until your application is approved.
Once you have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme, you will have created a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) account which can be accessed via the online View and Prove service. It is necessary that you keep your personal details up to date on your account. This includes – but is not limited to – change of contact details, marital status, employment status, etc.
EU citizens who moved abroad during the pandemic and disrupted their continuity of residence, must ensure that the periods of absence do not total more than 6 months in a year, or one period not exceeding 12 months where the absence was for an important reason.
Employers must ensure that your EU employees have the legal right to work in the UK. Newly arrived EU nationals will now require a work permit under the Skilled Worker or ICT route. This includes full time, part time, contracted employees, graduates and trainees. Failure to confirm and comply to this will lead to severe civil penalties and fines.
Please contact us if you require any assistance or guidance on this matter.