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EU Citizens in UK Face Looming Deadline to Apply for Post-Brexit Settled Status

Since the UK left the European Union bloc as part of Brexit on 31 January 2020, the EU Settled Status scheme has granted European Union nationals and some family members the right to apply for ‘settled status’ or, if they have less than five years residence, ‘pre-settled status’.

Tens of thousands of European Union citizens residing in the UK who have missed the fast-approaching deadline to apply for post-Brexit settled status risk serious consequences, according to the Home Office.

Those found by UK Government Immigration Enforcement agents to be lacking the correct documentation after 30 June, allowing them to continue living and working in the country after the end of the Brexit transition period, will be given 28 days to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Immigration minister Kevin Foster, in an online press briefing Tuesday, emphasised that the government would “not be extending the deadline”.

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