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A month left to apply for settled status

Posted on : 26 May 2021

A month left to apply for settled status
EU nationals living in Caerphilly County Borough area are reminded that there is a month to go until the deadline to apply for the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living and working in Wales after 30 June 2021. You can also apply if you’re the family member of an eligible person of Northern Ireland.
If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status.
EU Settlement Scheme (for citizens)
Are you an EU citizen working in a healthcare service in Wales? Have you and your family applied for Settled Status?
To help you with your application, Welsh Government have partnered with a number of free advice services to help you access the support you may need.
You can find further information on the EU Settlement Scheme on Preparing Wales. You can also access free specialist immigration advice from Newfields Law.
EU Settlement Scheme (for employers)
European citizens make up a significant number of the Welsh healthcare workforce.
If you employ EU, EEA or Swiss citizens, they, and their families, must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme  to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.
The Welsh Government have partnered with a number of free advice services to enable you to assist your European employees to access the support they may need to apply to the EUSS and help you retain your current workforce.
This package of support includes digital support with applications or help with basic queries about eligibility from Citizens Advice. Free specialist immigration advice is also available for people with complex cases delivered by Newfields Law.

Further information about the EUSS can be found on the Welsh Government and the UK Government websites.
Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, Cllr Philippa Marsden, said: “This has been a worrying time for many of our residents in the borough who have had to deal with the unknowns around their rights to live, work and access services in Wales, as well as the huge challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

"Settled status will give many of our EU residents much needed reassurance we all need at this difficult time. It is important for us all to make sure that everyone is aware of this deadline so EU residents can continue to contribute to our culture, economy, development and live their lives here."

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