The Anglo-Danish Society

Settled Status for Danes in UK

If you are Danish (or any other EU nationality) and you want to continue to live in UK after 30th June 2021, you need to apply for Settled Status.

Settled Status will likely be asked for in many different contexts:

  • When accessing the NHS - for planned admission, dentist, optician, etc.
  • When applying for a loan or mortgage or wishing to rent a property
  • When applying for a job or a pension

You can apply for Settled Status via any device (laptop, smart phone or I-Pad).

The authorities will run an identity check, a residence check and a criminality check (does not include parking tickets!).

You will usually receive an electronic reply within 5 – 30 days. It is FREE to apply.

Apply HERE

There are many myths surrounding settled status and so these are some important facts that it is important to be aware of:

  • In most cases you must apply, regardless of how long you have lived in the UK
  • It is a good idea to apply – even if married to a UK citizen
  • Children born in UK are not always UK citizens – they may need to apply
  • You can apply for Settled Status after 5 years in UK. If less, you need to apply for Pre-Settled Status
  • Having Indefinite Leave to Remain stamped in an old passport is not as secure as a valid electronic up to date proof of Settled Status

On 19th November 2020 The Anglo-Danish Society held a Zoom meeting where The Danish Ambassador to UK, Lars Thuesen and Immigration Lawyer Christopher Benn from Seraphus who work with the EU Delegation to the UK informed the participants of the need to apply as well as how to go about it.

The Zoom event concluded with questions and answers.

Some people have concerns that no ‘Certificate of Settled Status’ is issued after permission has been granted. The government’s response is, “The EU Settlement Scheme protects the rights of EU citizens in UK law and gives them a secure digital status, which unlike a physical document, cannot be lost, stolen, damaged or tampered with.”

The Zoom recording is now available:  click here  Passcode 2qzZ?e??

For the latest up to date information from Seraphus, the Immigration Lawyers who work with the EU Delegation, please check here:

The EU Delegation has published a series of information leaflets which are available here:

What you need to know as an EU citizen living in the UK

What you need to know as a senior EU citizen living in the UK

What you need to know as a non-EU citizen living in the UK if you have, or had, a family connection to an EU citizen

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