The Home Office has confirmed that EU nationals and their family members granted pre-settled status but not yet settled status will automatically receive a two-year extension of their pre-settled status towards the end of that pre-settled status.

This is to avoid those who have not applied for settled status losing the right to remain in the UK when their pre-settled status has expired.

E-mails are being sent to those granted pre-settled status to explain this extension and to encourage people to apply for settled status once eligible.

If you receive such an e-mail and would like our advice on an application for settled status please contact us on