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Late EU Settlement Applications

Grounds for making late EU Settlement Scheme Application


The EU Settlement Scheme has made provision for late applications to be made by EU, EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members who can show they have reasonable grounds for missing the deadline.


The government has published its new guidance in which it sets out a wide range of circumstances which would constitute reasonable grounds, including, but not limited to, the following:


  • where a parent, guardian or Local Authority has failed to apply on behalf of a child.

  • where a person has or had a serious medical condition, which meant they were unable to apply by the relevant deadline.

  • where someone is a victim of modern slavery or is in an abusive relationship.

  • where someone is isolated, vulnerable or did not have the digital skills to access the application process.

  • where a person was unable to apply by the relevant deadline for compelling practical or compassionate reasons – including reasons in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.


How to make a late application:

Eligible applicants should make a late application to the EUSS as soon as possible.


This is on a case-by-case basis, contact us for more details.


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