EU SETTLEMENT STATUS – APPLY BY 30th JUNE 2021
All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, should apply without delay so that they can continue to work, study, and access free healthcare and benefits in the UK after 30 June 2021. Ealing Law Centre and its partners West London Equality Centre and Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre are able to assist you with your application.
Our services will include practical support to vulnerable EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and assistance to make applications under the EU Settlement Scheme.
- Having settled or pre-settled status allows those living here by 31st December 2020 to stay here after the UK has moved beyond the transition period in relation to the EU.
- Current deadline for applications is 30th June 2021.
- Unless exceptional circumstances apply, EU/EEA and Swiss citizens risk becoming overstayers and are encouraged to apply before the deadline.
We are in a position to assist with remaining applications, ID checks and clarifying status before the deadline.
This service is designed for individuals and immediate family members who are struggling to apply for status under the EU Settlement Scheme or have difficulty using the EU Exit: ID app for reasons such as disability, including mental health issues, age including care home residence, being in care or a care leaver, difficulties relating to domestic abuse, modern slavery or trafficking, isolation, homelessness or being in transient accommodation.
Some of the issues in these cases may be more complex than they seem, and require further investigation and advice. These issues can include uncertainty about nationality, refusal of status under the EU Settlement scheme, criminal convictions, situations where ID or evidence of residence is not easily obtainable, where the applicant cares for an EU or UK child, or are a vulnerable family member.
Advice is available for complex and non-complex cases.
Initial enquiries & practical support
Please contact West London Equality Centre
T: 08000564745 | E: EUSS@WLEC.NET
(If necessary we will refer to Ealing Law Centre or Hammersmith Law Centre for full casework.)
Individuals and families with complex issues and organisations assisting with complex cases are requested to contact;
Ealing Law Centre
T: 020 8579 4598 & Choose the immigration option | E: email@example.com
Or Visit the website and request help by using this link https://ealinglawcentre.org.uk/eu-settlement-scheme/.
Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre
T: 020 3880 1727 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or visit hflaw.org.uk/contact-us/
Support for local organisations and groups
All three organisations are happy to present to Local groups or organisations.
General service & press enquiries
Ealing Law Centre
Lalit Joshi, T: 020 8579 4598
West London Equality Centre
Barbara Karayi, T: 07944 643899.
Ealing Law Centre wishes to announce that we, as part of the Law Centres Network will be delivering on the EU Settled Status Complex Cases Project.
This project is designed to help EU Citizens and their family members who are vulnerable or have particularly complex cases to apply for Settled Status in the UK under the Home Office’s EU Settled Status Scheme. Please see the list below of who could be classed as vulnerable and what could be defined as a complex case. (Please note that this is not an exhaustive list).
Ealing Law Centre has a specialist team of immigration advisers to provide the service who are registered with the OISC and an IAAS Accredited Senior Casework Supervisor.
The project will help EU Citizens and their family members obtain the appropriate status after the UK exits the European Union. If you know or have service users who fit the criteria – such as elderly, disabled, looked after/separated children, durable partners, victims of domestic violence etc. you may refer them to our service.
To refer a client to this service, please complete this form. We will also offer;
- Document scanning services to EU Nationals and their family members who do not have a scanning
device or cannot use one,
- Training for your organisation under the EUSSCC project to help your teams get to grips with the Home Office’s EU Settled Status Scheme.
To request training, please complete the first part of the form. We may also be able to help other clients who fall outside the scope of this project and want to apply under the EU Settled Status Scheme .