The International Student Advisory Team (ISAT) is here to support all students who are not from the UK. We are also here to help with any immigration issues students' may have. If you have any questions on your immigration status or exercising your EU Treaty Rights in the UK, please come and visit us or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISAT will continue to keep you updated on any developments via this webpage and emails.
On 21 January 2019 the Prime Minister announced that there will be no fee under the EU settlement scheme when the scheme opens fully on 30 March 2019, and that those who have already paid the fee under the pilot will have their fees refunded.
EU citizens living in the UK and their family members will need to apply under the settlement scheme to obtain their new UK immigration status. Under the scheme there are 3 key steps to complete.
- Prove your identity,
- Show that that you live in the UK,
- Declare that you have no serious criminal convictions.
The planned fee for applying under the scheme has been removed. If you already have a valid permanent residence or indefinite leave to remain documentation, you will be able to exchange it for settled status for free.
The Home Office are planning to check employment and benefit records held by government which will mean that, for many, proof of residence will be automatic. If you have not yet lived in the UK for five years will be granted pre-settled status and be able to apply for settled status once you reach the five-year point. From April 2019, this second application will be free of charge.
The settlement scheme will open in a phased way from later this year and will be fully open by 30 March 2019. The deadline for applications will be 30 June 2021.
Updates, Information and Resources
HM Government - EU Citizens' Rights Agreement - sign up for email updates and information
GOV.UK - Continute to Live in the UK After it Leaves the EU - check whether you can stay in the UK
GOV.UK - Status of EU Citizens in the UK - more information including how to apply and how long you can be absent from the UK whilst you are in the pre/settlement qualifying period