If you were living in the United Kingdom before 1 January 2021, you may continue to live and work there. However, you need to have settled or pre-settled status. The deadline for applying was 30 June 2020. If you move to the UK on or after 1 January 2021, new rules apply.
Can you work with pre settled status?
Pre-settled status is a grant of limited leave to remain for five years. With pre settled status you can continue to live, work and study in the UK after 30 June 2021, although this permission is effectively limited to a period of five years from the date you are granted your status.
Can I live and work in the UK with pre settled status?
If you get pre-settled status, you can live and work in the UK for up to 5 years. After you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years, you should apply for settled status to stay for longer.
Does pre settled status make you a UK resident?
If you get settled status, you can stay in the UK as long as you like. You’ll also be able to apply for British citizenship if you’re eligible. If you get pre-settled status, you can stay in the UK for a further 5 years from the date you get pre-settled status.
Can you lose pre-settled status UK?
It is possible to lose pre-Settled Status or Settled Status in a number of ways. The status could be lost due to long absences from the UK. For pre-Settled Status, if you are outside of the UK for 2 years or more you automatically lose the status.
Can I work in the UK without settled status?
If you were living in the UK before 1 January 2021, you may continue to live and work there. However, you need to to have settled or pre-settled status.
Is pre-settled status indefinite leave to remain?
Pre-settled status, also known as limited leave to remain, can be converted to ILR after five years.
How long is pre-settled status?
It usually takes around 5 working days for complete applications to be processed if no further information is required, but it can take up to a month. Your application is likely to take longer than a month to process if: we need to request more information from you.
How can I get work permit in UK without job offer?
You need to have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed sponsor (i.e. potential employer) before you can apply to come to the UK to work, and the work you do in the UK must relate to the work of your sponsor organization.
Can I buy a house with pre-settled status?
Yes, you can get a mortgage with pre-settled status, but you need to contact a mortgage broker before starting your mortgage application. You will also need to go through a credit rating check by the mortgage lender.
Do I need a visa if I have pre-settled status?
If you have UK Settled or Pre-Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you can continue to enter the UK with a valid passport or identity card. Your non-EU family members who also have UK settled or pre-settled status can enter the UK with a valid passport.
How do you maintain pre-settled status?
A person with pre-Settled Status must be continuously resident in the UK for a five-year period to be eligible for Settled Status. This means that within the five-year qualifying period for Settled Status you must have been resident in the UK for at least 6 months in every 12-month period.
Can I travel to Europe with pre-settled status?
The UK will stop accepting nationality identity cards for entry to the UK for EU citizens after 1st October 2021, with some exceptions. These exceptions include having settled or pre-settled status, in which case you can continue to use your national ID card to enter the UK until at least 31 December 2025.
How long does it take to switch from pre-settled to settled status?
You need to have spent 5 years in a row living in the UK to switch from pre-settled to settled status. During these 5 years, you can spend up to 6 months outside the UK in any 12-month period. You might not be able to get settled status if you spend more than 6 months outside the UK.
Can I apply for pre-settled status twice?
If you’ve missed the 28-day deadline to ask for an administrative review, you should apply to the EU Settlement Scheme again. It’s free to apply again and you can apply as many times as you need. Get help from your nearest Citizens Advice before you ask for an administrative review.
What documents can be used as proof of right to work in the UK?
- A passport showing that you are a British citizen or a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies and have the right of abode in the United Kingdom.
- A passport or national identity card showing that you are a national of the Republic of Ireland.