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I have applied for (pre-) settled status but am still waiting for a decision. If I travel abroad, how will I prove my rights to a UK Border control to come back to the UK?

We recommend that when you travel, you always keep the passport / identity document / residence card with you with which you applied to the EU Settlement Scheme. It would also be a good idea to print out the letter that was emailed to you when you applied, which has a title ‘Certificate of Application’.

If you have a Certificate of Application for an application that was submitted before 30 June 2021, the certificate will give you the right to enter the UK.

For more information on the rights you have with a Certificate of Application, see