Important dead-lines for some EEA Nationals and their family members

The UK has now of course left the EU and the end of the 12 month “transition period” is almost here. It will in fact end at 11 pm on 31st December 2020.

EEA nationals and their family members who are resident in the UK before the end of the transition period will be able to apply (assuming they need to) for pre-settled status in the UK. They will have until the end of a further 6 month “grace period” – until 30th June 2021 – to do so.

Family members may still be able to join EEA family in the UK even if they have not become resident by the end of 2020 but they will generally need to apply to do so from outside the UK. They should not enter the UK as visitors and try to apply once they are already here.

From 1st July 2021 dependent parents of adult EEA children will need to prove their dependency in order to join their children in the UK. This is a significant change from the current assumption of dependency.

The consequences of Brexit, and the various deadlines to be aware of, are complex.

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