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  • Preparing documents for your UKVCAS appointment

    Sopra Steria, the Home Office's commercial partner is in charge of sending all documents to the Home Office in digital format.

    This means no longer having to send original printed documents to the Home Office with your application.

    Passports are also checked at the appointment, so the original documents do not have to be sent when using these services.

    Sopra Steria handle a variety of applications, and the requirements and documents for...
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  • Address for sending passports when applying by post

    Address for sending passports when applying by post

    If you need to apply using the postal option, this is the address to send the passports to the EU Settlement Scheme.

    EU Settlement Scheme
    PO Box 2075
    Liverpool
    L69 3PG

    Make sure you write the application number on the front of the envelope.

    The Post Office recommends using the Special Delivery service (Guaranteed Next Day) to send important documents such as passports, as opposed to just the signed for service.

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  • Applying for a child's first British passport when parents have settled status

    A child born in the UK to a parent who was granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) before the child was born is British from birth and parents can apply directly for a British passport for the child.

    Some people who were granted ILR under the EU Settlement Scheme may have already been settled, this would be the case if they had acquired PR status under EU law, by exercising treaty rights for a continuous 5 year period years (such as by being a worker or a self-employed...
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  • Upgrading pre-settled status to settled status

    If you have pre-settled status, you will need to apply for settled status before your pre-settled status expires.

    You will not obtain settled status automatically.

    You will need to make a new application to obtain settled status.

    It is possible to upgrade pre-settled to settled status as long as 70 days have passed since being granted pre-settled status. The facility to upgrade pre-settled status to has been live since...
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  • Appendix EU of the Immigration Rules

    The EU Settlement Scheme grants status under the UK Immigration Rules, this is domestic legislation and totally separate from EU law under which EEA residence documentation is issued, such as PR cards, residence cards and EEA Family Permits.

    Appendix EU of the Immigration Rules is the legislation behind the EU Settlement Scheme, which grants settled status, pre-settled status and EU Settlement Scheme Family Permits.

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigratio...
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  • Dependent relatives (extended family members) - It is no longer possible to apply via this route

    Unfortunately the option to apply for extended family members and dependent relatives ended at the end of 2020, applications for EEA family permits and residence cards are no longer being accepted.

    Extended family members who made an application for a family permit or residence card before the end of 2020 can still use this document to apply for pre-settled status.

    Unmarried partners living outside the UK can still apply for an EEA family permit until...
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  • Evidence for parents, grandparents and great grandparents



    VERY IMPORTANT!

    Dependency for parents, including in-laws, is currently assumed and need not be demonstrated, however, this will change for applications submitted from July 1st 2021, when dependency will need to be demonstrated.

    The level of dependency that will be required is set out in the definition of “dependent parent”:


    Source: Changes to EU Settlement Scheme affect deadlines and family reunion | Free Movement
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  • Evidence for children, grandchildren and great grandchildren

    If you have a valid PR or biometric residence card, see: Holders of valid PR and biometric residence cards.

    Otherwise, the following is required:

    a relevant document issued on the basis of that relationship, such as a residence card or a family permit (EEA FP); or
    full birth certificate; or
    a court order, such as a special guardianship order; or
    other documents which satisfy the caseworker that...
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  • Evidence for partners: spouses, civil partners and unmarried partners

    Evidence for spouses or civil partners

    a relevant document issued on the basis of that relationship, such as a residence card or a family permit (EEA FP); or
    a marriage or civil partnership certificate recognised in the UK; or
    a valid overseas registration document for a same sex relationship which is entitled to be treated as a civil partnership under the Civil Partnership Act 2004.

    If you have a valid PR or biometric...
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  • Holders of valid PR and biometric residence cards

    PR card holders

    If you hold a valid Permanent Residence (PR) document issued on the basis of your family relationship to the EU citizen, you don't need to provide any evidence of family relationship.

    Holders of valid biometric residence cards

    If you hold a valid Biometric Residence card issued on the basis of your family relationship to the EU citizen, you can use it as evidence of family relationship if it was issued to you on the basis of...
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  • Evidence for family members



    VERY IMPORTANT!

    Dependency for parents, including in-laws, is currently assumed and need not be demonstrated, however, this will change for applications submitted from July 1st 2021, when dependency will need to be demonstrated.

    The level of dependency that will be required is set out in the definition of “dependent parent”:


    Source: Changes to EU Settlement Scheme affect deadlines and family reunion | Free Movement
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  • Settlement Scheme Resolution Centre


    If your passport or ID card has expired and you can't renew these documents in time, you need to contact the resolution centre and ask for a paper form to apply with the expired document.


    If you experience any issues with your application or have any questions about it, you may wish to contact the Settlement Scheme Resolution Centre. They should be able to help with common technical issues experienced by applicants such as:

    Trouble...
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  • Residence criteria

    If you have pre-settled status, you will need to apply for settled status before your pre-settled status expires.

    You will not obtain settled status automatically.

    You will need to make a new application to obtain settled status.

    For pre-settled status

    Have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020.
    You only need one item of evidence of residence in the last six months.
    Pre-settled...
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  • Documents that can be used as evidence

    If you have been asked to send additional evidence of residence, you can send documents such as those mentioned below.

    You do not need to send evidence unless you have been asked to do so.

    See: Evidence of residence.

    The list is not exhaustive, the Home Office may consider other items of evidence on a case by case basis.
    You need to show you, or your family member if relying on one, started living in the UK before...
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  • Evidence of residence

    You only need to submit evidence of residence if:

    You have been offered pre-settled status despite having lived in the UK 5 years or longer and you want to get settled status; or
    You have been asked to provide it after starting your application, because the automated checks did not find enough data.

    You don't need to provide evidence for your entire UK residence, just enough to show whether you qualify for settled or pre-settled...
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