The deadline to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021.
EEA and Swiss citizens (and their family members) who wish to remain in the UK should apply under the EU Settlement Scheme if they have not already done so (unless they have applied for British citizenship already).
Broadly speaking, if an applicant has accrued five years of "continuous residence" in the UK, then they might be eligible for "settled status" (also known as permanent residence or Indefinite Leave to Remain).
However, if an applicant does not have five years of "continuous residence" in the UK but has been "resident" in the UK at some point before 31 December 2020, then they might be eligible for "pre-settled status", which is effectively a five-year visa to enable them to stay in the UK. A pre-settled status holder can apply for settled status once they are eligible.
As discussed in our previous post, the concept of "residence" is different for UK tax and immigration purposes. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require advice on applying under the EU Settlement Scheme and how it might impact your UK tax status.
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