1 July 2021 - Citizens rights have changed - Summary table
 

Visit our main webpage Citizens' rights have changed​
 

This table applies to EU citizens* and family members who have status, or have applied, or are eligible to apply, for status under the EU Settlement Scheme. It does not apply to those who move to the UK under the new immigration system.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this page is for general guidance and does not constitute legal advice. it is a simplified overview and individual situations are often more complex and changes in Government guidance are still being made. Given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, and the inherent hazards of electronic communication, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in information contained in this page. Accordingly, the information on this site is provided with the understanding that the authors and publishers are not herein engaged in rendering legal advice. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional  legal advisers. 
Please seek legal advice if you are affected by any of these situations.

See this letter from the Home Office about applications submitted before the 30 June deadline but still waiting on a Certificate of Application.

* We use EU citizens as a shorthand to also include EU, EEA EFTA and Swiss citizens

Right to NHS primary medical care services

including GP and A&E treatment

see Doctors of the World briefing

Pre-settled or settled status

Waiting for decision on

in-time application
(submitted on or before 30 June 2021)

Waiting for decision on

late application
(submitted on or after 1 July 2021)

Not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme

Stay in existing job

See Right to Work guidance

Pre-settled or settled status

Waiting for decision on

in-time application
(submitted on or before 30 June 2021)

Waiting for decision on

late application
(submitted on or after 1 July 2021)

(if CoA is obtained within 28 days of employer or Home Office telling you to apply)

Not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme

(employer is not required to do retrospective checks, but if they do, they can give you 28 days to obtain a CoA)

Stay in existing rental 

See Right to Rent guidance

Pre-settled or settled status

Waiting for decision on

in-time application
(submitted on or before 30 June 2021)

Waiting for decision on

late application
(submitted on or after 1 July 2021)

(if CoA is obtained within 28 days of landlord or Home Office telling you to apply)

Not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme

(landlord is not required to do retrospective checks, but if they do, they can give you 28 days to obtain a CoA)

Right to continue receiving existing benefits


(see letter from DWP to Revenues and Benefit managers)

Pre-settled or settled status

Waiting for decision on

in-time application
(submitted on or before 30 June 2021)

Waiting for decision on

late application
(submitted on or after 1 July 2021)

(if CoA is obtained within 28 days of DWP or Home Office telling you to apply)

Not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme

(DWP has said it will write to existing benefit claimants who do not have status, and give them 28 days to obtain a CoA)

Right to NHS secondary care services 

See Doctors of the World briefing

Pre-settled or settled status

Waiting for decision on

in-time application
(submitted on or before 30 June 2021)

Waiting for decision on

late application
(submitted on or after 1 July 2021)

Not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme

Apply to a new job 

See Right to Work guidance

Pre-settled or settled status

Waiting for decision on

in-time application
(submitted on or before 30 June 2021)

(employer must use Employee Checking Service, unless citizen has a digital Certificate of Application with which to generate a share code)

Waiting for decision on

late application
(submitted on or after 1 July 2021)

(a Certificate of Application is needed) 

Not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme

Start a new rental 

See Right to Rent guidance

Pre-settled or settled status

Waiting for decision on

in-time application
(submitted on or before 30 June 2021)

(landlord must use Landlord Checking Service, unless citizen has a digital Certificate of Application with which to generate a share code))

Waiting for decision on

late application
(submitted on or after 1 July 2021)

(a Certificate of Application is needed) 

Not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme

Right to apply for new benefits

See DWP guidance

Pre-settled or settled status

Waiting for decision on

in-time application
(submitted on or before 30 June 2021)

(see here for more information if you have pre-settled status)

Waiting for decision on

late application
(submitted on or after 1 July 2021)

(though we are awaiting further details of changes to legislation following this Government announcement from 6 August) 

Not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme

Travel into the UK


See this document for more details, including for joining family members, and dual nationals who are British and don't have a British passport

Pre-settled or settled status

(advisable to take printout of decision letter and a screenshot of status from 'View and Prove' service)

Waiting for decision on

in-time application
(submitted on or before 30 June 2021)

(advisable to take printed certificate of application or email confirming application, and documentation confirming residence in the UK before 31 December 2020)

Waiting for decision on

late application
(submitted on or after 1 July 2021)

(though see page 5 of this document for joining family members with applications for family permits or EUSS from abroad)

(also we are awaiting further details of changes to legislation following this Government announcement from 6 August) 

Not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme

(though see page 5 of this document for joining family members with EUSS family permits)

Higher education 'home fee status' for the 2021/2022 academic year

See Gov.UK website for rules for England. 

See UKCISA website and look at information for each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Pre-settled or settled status

(subject to residency requirements. Other eligibility criteria may apply to those with pre-settled status)

Waiting for decision on

in-time application
(submitted on or before 30 June 2021)

(subject to residency requirements. Other eligibility criteria may apply to those with pre-settled status)

Waiting for decision on

late application
(submitted on or after 1 July 2021)

(though we are awaiting further details of changes to legislation following this Government announcement from 6 August,

this letter from the Home Office to UKCISA gives a bit more detail) 

Not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme

Government Student financial support for the 2021/2022 academic year

See Gov.UK website for rules for England. 

See UKCISA website and look at information for each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Pre-settled or settled status

(subject to residency requirements. Other eligibility criteria may apply to those with pre-settled status, especially for extra help beyond tuition fee finance)

Waiting for decision on

in-time application
(submitted on or before 30 June 2021)

(subject to residency requirements. Other eligibility criteria may apply to those with pre-settled status, especially for extra help beyond tuition fee finance)

Waiting for decision on

late application
(submitted on or after 1 July 2021)

(though we are awaiting further details of changes to legislation following this Government announcement from 6 August,

this letter from the Home Office to UKCISA gives a bit more detail) 

Not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme