From July 1st, dependency for parents, including in-laws, is no longer assumed and must be demonstrated. The level of dependency that will be required is set out in the definition of “dependent parent”:
Having regard to their financial and social conditions, or health, the applicant cannot, or (as the case may be) for the relevant period could not, meet their essential living needs (in whole or in part) without the financial or other material support [from the sponsor].



Source: Changes to EU Settlement Scheme affect deadlines and family reunion - Free Movement *accessed August 2021 - this article might have been transferred to Freemovement members' only area.

At the start of the online form, there is the option to apply either using the app or By post.

Non EEA nationals without a valid biometric card must choose the "Enter my document details online and send my identity document by post" option rather than the app.

This doesn't mean having to send the passports by post, as they get checked at the biometrics appointment.


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You will receive an email asking you to book an appointment for biometrics, giving you a time frame in which to do so.

You will need to create an account with the Home Office's commercial partner Sopra Steria, to enroll biometrics.

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At this appointment, your passport will be checked and copied.

Sopra Steria UKVCAS appointments are released early morning every day, this is the best time to book them and there is a range of prices from free appointments (which go very quickly) to premium appointments which are very costly. If you cannot find a free appointment, you can log out and log in the day after, repeat this if necessary.

Do not upload any supporting documents to the UKVCAS interface, EUSS applicants should upload them directly via the EUSS online form.

You are advised to take note of the username, password and codes to log in to the Sopra Steria system.

You will receive a biometric card in the post, the quoted timescale is 10 working days after your decision email.

See also: Evidence of relationship for family members
Preparing documents for your UKCVAS appointment
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