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I have been unable to return to the UK due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, will I lose my pre-Settled Status?

With pre-settled status, you lose your status if you leave the UK for a period of 2 consecutive years. However, your ‘continuous residence’ will reset to 0 if you are away for more than 6 months in any 12 month period with pre-settled status.


To check whether you will still be eligible to apply for settled status in due course, read the ‘continuous residence’ FAQ.