If you do not have 5 years’ continuous residence, you’ll usually get ‘pre-settled status’ instead. You can stay in the UK for a further 5 years from the date you get pre-settled status, but you must apply again and get settled status if you want to stay here for longer than that.

Changing Your Pre-Settled Status To Settled Status

You can apply to change your status as soon as you’ve got 5 years’ continuous residence. If you apply after April 2019, it will be free.

What Are Your Rights With Pre-Settled Status?

You can spend up to 2 years in a row outside the UK without losing your pre-settled status, but you will need to maintain your continuous residence if you want to qualify for settled status.

With pre-settled status, you will be able to:

  • work in the UK
  • use the NHS
  • enrol in education or continue studying
  • access public funds such as benefits and pensions, if you’re eligible for them
  • travel in and out of the UK

Any children born in the UK after you’ve got pre-settled status will be automatically eligible for pre-settled status. They will only be a British citizen if they qualify for it through their other parent.

Viewing And Proving Your Pre Settled Status

If you successfully apply under the EU settlement scheme for pre settled status, the Home Office, UKVI will email you a link to an online service that you can use to view and prove your pre settled status. You will not get a physical document unless both of the following apply:

  • you’re from outside the EU
  • you do not already have a biometric residence card

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Pre Settled Status Application?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in pre settled status applications under the EU settlement scheme. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration solicitors. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration solicitors in London or Manchester in relation to your pre settled status application under the EU settlement scheme and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

Our Fee For Application For Pre Settled Status Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £800 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your pre settled status application under the EU settlement scheme. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalment.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents (if necessary), etc.

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