Latest advice and guidance to help you prepare for Brexit

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
 

 

Here at Pathology Group we value the enormous contribution made by the many healthcare professionals from EU countries who work with us every day. With everything that has happened this year, Brexit has taken a backseat, however the deadline to apply for settlement is steadily approaching. That's why we want to ensure you have the right information on what you need to do to remain living and working in the UK, and continue the valued work you do with us. 

 

The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.

 

You can apply now if you’re eligible

You can also choose to apply later depending on your circumstances.

If you get pre-settled status, you’ll need to apply again when you’re changing your pre-settled status for settled status.

If you’re applying for yourself and your children, make your own application first.

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Should I apply for "settled" or "pre-settled" status?

 

If you have lived in the UK more than 5 years

You'll need to apply for settled status. You need to have lived in the UK for at least 5 years before 31st December 2020. Once accepted, you'll be granted right to work in the UK indefinitely.

If you have lived in the UK fewer than 5 years

You'll need to apply for pre-settled status. You can do this as long as you started living in the UK before 31st December 2020. Once accepted, you'll be granted right to work in the UK for another 5 years, from here you can apply for settled status.

 

When do I need to apply?

The deadline to apply is 30th June 2021. As a reminder, in order to be eligible, you must be living in the UK by 31st December 2020 to obtain pre-settled status. 

 

Check for a list of rights with settled or pre-settled status

 

What is the EU Settlement Scheme?

The EU Settlement Scheme allows you and your family members to get the immigration status you will need to continue to live, work and study in the UK. This status means you can continue to be eligible for:
 

 

  • Public services, such as healthcare and schools
  • public funds and pensions
  • British citizenship, if you meet the requirements and want to apply

 

How do I get Settled Status

The EU Settlement Scheme protects the rights you currently have in the UK. The scheme is a free online process and you have until 30 June 2021 to apply. 
 

Fees

It’s free to apply to the scheme.

If you paid a fee when you applied to the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll get a refund.

 

Who needs to apply? 

To apply, you need to be an EU citizen or a non-EU family member of an EU citizen. This includes those with a UK permanent residence document.

You do not need to apply if you have indefinite leave to remain or enter, or you are an Irish citizen, but you can if you want to.

 

Get help

If you're still unsure or what you need to do, and how this affects your ongoing employment with us, please feel free to reach out to our team on 020 7456 1450 or email info@pathologygroup.co.uk

 

You can also contact the EU Settlement Resolution Centre using the details provided below

Contact the EU Settlement Resolution Centre online

You can also get help over the phone.

The phone number is different if you’re from a local council or another organisation helping others to apply.

If you’re inside the UK
Telephone: 0300 123 7379
Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Find out about call charges

If you’re outside the UK
Telephone: +44 (0)203 080 0010
Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Find out about call charges

If you’re from an organisation helping others to apply
Telephone: 0300 790 0566
Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Find out about call charges

You can also get support if you need help doing things online.

 

What documents will I need to apply?

The online application checks three basic principles:

  • Identity
  • UK residence
  • Criminality
Find out more about the EU Settlement Scheme, including how and when you need to apply by visiting the GOV.UK pages. This guide is also available in 26 European languages.