Jersey Customs and Immigration Service (JCIS) are reminding resident EU nationals, that they have until today, Wednesday 30 June, to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme.
All EU nationals must submit their application in time in order to protect their rights to live and work in Jersey. Anyone who submits an application has protected rights to continue living and working in Jersey until the application is finalised, even if the process extends past 30 June.
JCIS are currently processing a large number of applications, which may take a number of months. Applicants who have been asked for further information, or who have not been granted status, should check their emails for correspondence, especially any spam folders.
Luke Goddard, Acting Director, Immigration and Nationality said: “We are pleased that over 17,000 members of the Island’s EU community have so far applied to the EU Settlement Scheme. I encourage any resident EU national who has not yet applied, to do so immediately in order to protect their rights to continue to live and work in Jersey.”
After the 30 June 2021 deadline, 28-day notices will be issued to resident EU nationals who have not yet applied to the EU Settlement Scheme. Theses notices will be issued to applicants who can show they have been resident in Jersey prior to 2021, they will need to apply within 28 days.
Late applications will be assessed against reasonable grounds for missing the deadline. Those who fail to make an application within 28 days will be liable for removal.
Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. More information can be found gov.je
Government of Jersey News Release.