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Immigration: EU Nationals

Question for Home Office

UIN 22036, tabled on 24 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department considers reasonable grounds for EU citizens to be accepted for settled or pre settled status in the UK if they miss the 30 June 2021 application deadline.

Answered on

2 July 2021

The Home Office has already published non-exhaustive guidance (on 1 April 2021) on what may constitute such reasonable grounds, which will underpin a flexible and pragmatic approach to considering late applications under the scheme in light of the circumstances of each case.

The guidance can be found at pages 26 to 44 here:

EU Settlement Scheme: EU, other EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members (

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