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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 after 1 July 2021, please read the important information below.

1 July 2021

The deadline for most people to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme was 30 June 2021 and has now passed.

However, if you or a family member were living in the UK by 31 December 2020 and you meet one of the criteria to apply late or have 'reasonable grounds' as to why you did not apply before the deadline of 30 June 2021, you and your family may still be able to apply.

You might also be able to apply if you are the family member of an eligible person of Northern Ireland.

You can also apply if you already have pre-settled status, and you are applying for settled status. If your application is successful, you will get either settled or pre-settled status.

Criteria for later deadlines and ‘reasonable grounds' for not applying by the deadline

In some cases, you can still apply after 30 June 2021.

For example, if you are joining a family member who was living in the UK by 31 December 2020, your deadline will be based on when you arrive in the UK, as long as:

  • you were their family member by 31 December 2020 (this does not apply to children born or adopted after this date)
  • the family relationship still exists when you apply

You can also apply if you can show ‘reasonable grounds' (such as medical reasons or being the victim of domestic abuse) for why you did not apply by 30 June 2021.

Check if you can still apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, including further examples of what counts as reasonable grounds for not applying by the deadline.

Read the full information at this link: EU Settlement (settled and pre-settled status).

Proving your immigration status

If you have been granted pre-settled or settled status and you are asked to prove your immigration status you can do so by using the service here on the Government's website.

  • get a ‘share code' to prove your status to others, for example employers
  • update personal details in your UK Visas and Immigration account, for example your passport number or email address
  • check what rights you have in the UK, for example the right to work, rent or claim benefits

View or prove your immigration status

You will need:

  • details of the identity document you used when you applied (your passport, national identity card, or biometric residence card or permit)
  • your date of birth
  • access to the mobile number or email address you used when you applied – you will be sent a code for logging in

Start the process now on the Government's website >

You can also use this service if you applied for a visa and used the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check' app to scan your identity document on your phone

You cannot use this service if you have a vignette in your passport or a biometric residence permit to prove your immigration status.

Pending applications

If you made your application by the 30 June 2021 deadline your existing rights will be protected, pending the outcome of your application. Applicants are issued with a Certificate of Application, which can be relied on to evidence your rights.

Your Certificate of Application will be available in your view and prove account or you will be sent it by post. The Home Office will contact you where they need further information to progress your application.

Applying for a Student Visa

If you have not been granted pre-settled or settled status and are not eligible to apply late and are coming to study at Kingston University for more than six months, or you are a continuing student with more than six months to complete your course, you must apply for a student visa. After accepting an unconditional offer for an academic place on one of our courses you will be able to request a CAS on OSIS to support your student visa application. You can read more about applying for a student visa here.

We advise you to follow our Guide when preparing your supporting documents and completing the student visa application form.

How to apply for a student visa overseas – Kingston University London

You can also read more information about applying on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

Entering the UK on a Standard Visitor Visa

If you have not been granted pre-settled or settled status and are not eligible to apply late and are coming to study at Kingston University for less than six months, or you are a continuing student with less than six months to complete your course, you can enter the UK on a standard visitor visa for up to six months with a visa support letter provided to you by your faculty student office.

When you have accepted your academic offer, your faculty student office should provide you with a 'visa support letter' outlining your study period in the UK. You should carry this letter with you when you enter the UK.

If, after reading this information you have specific questions that have not been answered, please contact the Student Immigration Advisory Service at: immigrationadvice@kingston.ac.uk

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