Our project workers offer advice and practical support for any vulnerable EU EEA or Swiss national who need to make a late application for settled status. We offer in person application appointments at a number of locations across Wales. We also offer a variety of online application support services and for the most vulnerable we also able to provide home visit appointments where alternatives are not suitable. The service is completely free and is available across Wales.
How can we help?
All our EUSS Project Workers are OISC level certified to offer immigration advice in relation to settled status applications.
We offer and end to end service.
We will help support with the initial application; this includes making sure that you have all the necessary documentation required to meet the residency requirements. If you are unable to make a digital application our project workers are able to support with making a paper application.
Your case worker will help collate all the necessary paperwork to support your residency claim to ensure that your application has the best chance of success.
We are also now offering a pre-settled to settled application service for those EU citizens who are able to prove they now have 5 years continuous residency.
How we have helped?
Newport Mind are proud to have helped over 2000 vulnerable EU citizens with the important decision to continue to live and work and Wales.
The project workers are all OISC level 1 certified in relation to settled status applications. So anyone who needs support can be sure that the advice and guidance provided meets all the latest Home Office immigration rules.
- A form of identification such as a passport, a biometric residence card or permit. If you don’t have a valid form of ID, we will still be able to assist you.
- Proof of residency within the UK: an annual bank statement or account summary, a council tax bill, a letter from your GP and/or a utility bill. You can find a list of viable documents here.
Yes, children under 21 still need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. Your children’s applications will be linked to yours, meaning they will be granted the same status as you.
If you cannot prove 5 years of continuous residency, don’t worry. As long as you can prove that you arrived in the UK before the 31st December 2020, you may be eligible for pre-settled status. You can prove your arrival in the UK before the 31st December 2020 via a bus ticket or boarding pass.
No, if you have not resided in the UK for 5 years continuously, you may be eligible for pre-settled status. This will allow you to increase your continuous residence period. Whilst this is ongoing, you won’t be able to leave the UK for more than 6 months in any given year.
Once you have applied, you will receive a Certificate of Application which ensures your rights are protected. This means you will have the right to live, work and study in the UK, as well as rent accommodation. You’ll also be able to access the National Health Service.