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04 July 2024

Karma Hickman writes for FreeMovement on the implications of lengthy absences from the UK on EU settled status

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Karma Hickman, Associate in our Immigration, Asylum and Nationality team, has had an article published in FreeMovement, titled “Lengthy absences from the UK can still put EU settled status at risk”.

She explains how absences can affect an individual’s EU settled status, how they can be calculated, and what can happen if the absence limit is exceeded. She also disccuses points of confusion regarding recent changes that have been made to the EU Settlement Scheme.  

Karma writes:

Excess absences remain a real risk for holders of pre-settled status, with recent changes announced to the EU Settlement Scheme likely to cause more confusion… All in all, absences may not be fatal to a settlement application or a person’s right to stay in the UK long term, but they certainly need to be approached carefully with a full understanding of the risks involved.

You can read the full article here.

Karma undertakes work in a broad range of areas, assisting individuals, organisations and businesses with matters including the EUSS and European applications, family-based visas, and citizenship and nationality applications.

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