EU Law

EU Law

We have many years of experience in European cases and cases under the Association Agreements. We will always listen to what you need and identify the best way to achieve your goals.

EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status)

The EEA (European Economic Area) includes all EU states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and, for immigration purposes, Switzerland.

If you’re living in the UK before the UK’s departure date you will have until 30 June 2021 (if the UK leaves the EU with a deal), or until 31 December 2020 (if the UK leaves without a deal) to apply for settled status or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Settled status

You’ll usually get settled status if you’ve:

  • started living in the UK by 31 December 2020 (or by the date the UK leaves the EU without a deal)
  • lived in the UK for a continuous 5-year period (known as ‘continuous residence’)

Pre-settled status

If you do not have 5 years’ continuous residence when you apply, you’ll usually get pre-settled status. You must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020 (or by the date the UK leaves the EU without a deal).

You can then apply to change this to settled status once you’ve got 5 years’ continuous residence.

If you’ll reach 5 years’ continuous residence at some point before 30 December 2020, you can choose to wait to apply until you reach 5 years’ continuous residence. This means that if your application is successful, you’ll get settled status without having to apply for pre-settled status first.

You can stay in the UK for a further 5 years from the date you get pre-settled status.

Those EEA/Swiss nationals arriving after the cut-off date will be required to apply under the future skills-based immigration system that is set to take force in January 2021.

If you require any EU law advice, please contact us.

EU Services

We can advise on the following applications:

• residence cards;
• applications under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS);
• permanent residence documentation;
• naturalisation of European nationals; and
• derivative residence cards as well as applications for those who have retained the right of residence.

If you require any EU law advice, please contact us.

ECAA - Turkey

There is an agreement between the European Union and Turkey that gives Turkish nationals special rights.

The Turkish Businessperson category enables Turkish nationals to either start a new enterprise in the UK or come to the UK to help run an established business.

The Turkish Worker/Businessperson migrants may apply for settlement after five years’ continuous residence in the UK.

We have made many successful applications under the Ankara Agreement. For further information, please contact us to arrange a consultation.

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