Taylor Hampton Update on UK Immigration: Changes to the EU Settlement Scheme

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The UK Settlement Scheme: Enhancing Clarity and Rights

The EU Settlement Scheme has introduced significant changes. These changes will help individuals with pre-settled status. Consequently, they will now be able to easily prove their rights. Moreover, they will also provide clarity for employers and landlords who need to check immigration status.

Why have these changes been made?

These changes align with the Home Office’s response to a High Court judgment. This judgment came from a judicial review by the Independent Monitoring Authority (IMA) for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements.

In July 2023, we announced changes to ensure no one loses their status if they do not switch from pre-settled to settled status. The Home Office has worked closely with the IMA on these changes. The aim is to make it easy for status holders to demonstrate their rights.

The EU Settlement Scheme assisted by Taylor Hampton Solicitors

What are the main changes to the UK Settlement Scheme?

Well, first, the key changes include extending the duration of pre-settled status from 2 to 5 years. Second, the expiry date will be removed from digital profiles used in the Right to Work, Right to Rent, and View and Prove services. Employers, landlords, and letting agents will not need to conduct further checks if the individual remains in the same job or tenancy.

Has the EU Settlement Scheme been a success?

The EU Settlement Scheme has been a success. By 31 December 2023, 5.7 million people had secured their rights in the UK. Additionally, of these, 2 million hold pre-settled status and 3.7 million hold settled status.

How can an immigration solicitor help me with this transition?

For more information on The EU Settlement Scheme contact Leena Chouhan, our Head of Immigration on 02074275972 or write to [email protected]

See also our Australian Migration Department: Emigrate to Australia.