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23 June 2021

EU Settlement Scheme closes on 30th June 2021


Any EU national (or EU family member) living in Northern Ireland on 1 July 2021, who has not applied to the EUSS, will be considered unlawfully resident and living in Northern Ireland illegally from that point. 

They will be considered to be an “illegal immigrant” and will face restrictions on rights and entitlements in the UK in relation to employment, social security benefits, education, healthcare etc and will fall within the UK Government’s ‘hostile environment’ immigration policies.

Solicitors are urged to ensure that any clients (or employees), who are EU nationals, family members of EU nationals, or clients who employ EU nationals, are aware of the need to have made an application to the EUSS before the closing date.  Applications must be made on behalf of each individual: separate applications are required for children, who cannot rely on the application of a parent.  

Should further advice be required, the Society holds a list of Immigration Solicitors in Northern Ireland.

Please note the Home Office advises that it is running sessions on EUSS and the end of the grace period on 30th June 2021.

The Home Office are hosting a number of sessions covering:

  • Who needs to apply?
  • What is Settled/Pre-Settled Status ?
  • Late applications
  • Right to Work Checks
  • Support for EU Nationals
  • Q&A

If anyone wishes to sign up to one of these session they should use the registration links below:

 24 June - EU Settlement Scheme and the end of the Grace Period on the 30 June 2021 Tickets, Thu 24 Jun 2021 at 16:00 | Eventbrite

25 June - EU Settlement Scheme and the end of the Grace Period on the 30 June 2021 Tickets, Fri 25 Jun 2021 at 13:00 | Eventbrite

28 June - EU Settlement Scheme and the end of the Grace Period on the 30 June 2021 Tickets, Mon 28 Jun 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

28 June - EU Settlement Scheme and the end of the Grace Period on the 30 June 2021 Tickets, Mon 28 Jun 2021 at 17:00 | Eventbrite

29 June - EU Settlement Scheme and the end of the Grace Period on the 30 June 2021 Tickets, Tue 29 Jun 2021 at 08:00 | Eventbrite

29 June 2021 - EU Settlement Scheme and the end of the Grace Period on the 30 June 2021 Tickets, Tue 29 Jun 2021 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

30 June 2021 - EU Settlement Scheme and the end of the Grace Period on the 30 June 2021 Tickets, Wed 30 Jun 2021 at 13:00 | Eventbrite



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