Immigration: EU Nationals:Written question - HL17401

Q
Asked on: 23 July 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, or intend to take, to ensure that EU nationals granted pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme but who fail to apply for settled status and become illegal residents are not placed in immigration detention.
Answered on: 05 August 2019

We have been clear that encouraging and supporting compliance will be at the heart of our future immigration system. As with our commitment to take a proportionate approach to anyone who has reasonable grounds for missing the deadline to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, we will also take a proportionate approach to these individuals with pre-settled status and give them every opportunity to regularise their status.

As mentioned in the Statement of Intent for the EU Settlement Scheme, we intend to send a reminder to people to apply for settled status before their pre-settled status expires.

We will set out further details on our approach to situations like this as part of our broader plans for the future immigration system in due course.

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