Are you an EU national who did not apply for settled status by 30 June 2021?
If you are in this position, you must:
- make a late application within the 28 days - using the Immigration Enforcement written notice issued to you by the Home Office; and
- show you have ‘reasonable grounds’ for failing to meet the 30 June deadline. Examples of ‘reasonable grounds’ are given in Home Office guidance.
You are advised to seek legal advice as soon as you are issued with the Immigration Enforcement notice.
If you do not make a late application, you will become unlawfully present and at risk of losing access to employment and benefits. Other sanctions include being unable to rent from a private landlord in England or access free secondary healthcare.
You could also be subject to Home Office enforcement action.
If your late application is accepted, you will continue to be without lawful status in the UK until you are granted settled or pre-settled status.
Where to find help
Nearly 52,000 people have now applied for settled status in Lewisham and the Council remains committed to helping people who have yet to apply to remain in Lewisham.
The main organisations to contact in Lewisham for EU nationals who need help are:
In addition, there are some Latin American organisations providing advice on the EUSS scheme.
Latin American Disabled People’s Project (LADPP) – attends Lewisham Foodbank
Latin American House – based in Kilburn but open to all
The East European Resource Centre provides telephone advice in Polish and Romanian.
There are also some national organisations providing advice and information:
Settled – provides telephone advice and online resources