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Brexit: EU settlement status

If you are a student from the European Union, the European Economic Area, or Switzerland, and will be studying at Kingston University from September 2020, please read the important information below.

Providing you arrive in the UK before 31 December 2020, you will be eligible to apply for Pre-settled or Settled Status, depending on your personal circumstances. Therefore, you are strongly advised to arrive in the UK before 31 December 2020, if you are starting your course remotely, online from your home country.

On arrival in the UK you should apply for EU Settlement as soon as possible. You can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme up to 30 June 2021 if you are living in the UK before 31 December 2020.

But if you intend to travel outside the UK during the Christmas vacation period, you must apply for Pre-settled / Settled Status before you leave the UK. If you do not, you will be subject to the new Points-based Immigration System when you return in 2021.

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. On 1 January 2021, a new Points-based Immigration System will be introduced. Any student arriving in the UK from 1 January 2021, and who has not previously applied for Pre-settled or Settled Status in the UK will be subject to this new Immigration System.

Note you can only apply for EU Settlement if you are living in the UK before 31 December 2020, and from within the UK.

For full details on how to apply for Pre-settled /Settled Status visit Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status).

Further information on Brexit, EU Settlement and the new Points-based Immigration System due to be implemented on 1 January 2021 can be accessed at:

If, after reading the above information you have specific questions regarding applying for EU Settlement, or how the new Points-based Immigration System would affect you, please contact the Student Immigration Senior Adviser, Barbara Georgopoulos at b.georgopoulos@kingston.ac.uk or you can log a query through the Student Hub.

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