Not everybody must apply for settled or pre-settled status by 30 June 2021
The deadline for submitting an application under Appendix EU for indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK (“settled status”) or for limited leave to enter or remain (“pre-settled status”) may be 30 June 2021 or not, depending on your circumstances.
The application must be submitted by 30 June 2021 if you are an EEA citizen (or a close family member of such an EEA citizen) and you were resident in the UK for a continuous qualifying period which began before 31 December 2020.
But the deadline of your application is not 30 June 2021 if you are a “joining” family member of such an EEA citizen and you joined that EEA citizen in the UK on or after 1 April 2021. In this case, you must apply for settled or pre-settled status within 3 months of the date you arrived in the UK, even if you arrived well after 1 July 2021.
What about a child born in the UK after 1 January 2021? The child is a “joining” family member of his parent(s), as he was not resident in the UK before 31 December 2020. He must apply for settled or pre-settled status by 30 June 2021, unless he is born after 1 April 2021, in which case the application must be submitted within 3 months of the date on which the child was born in the UK.
If you want to find out what happens if you miss the deadline for your application, you can read more about it in this article on the blog.
If you want to apply for settled or pre-settled status and need specialist advice, feel free to contact me. Please note that I am an accredited immigration adviser, not an employee of the UK Visas and Immigration. I charge fees for the advice provided.