You can register as pre-settled or settled by June 30, 2021, which is the deadline.
Is it still possible to register with the EU settlement scheme at this point?
I am an Italian citizen working in the U.K. I did not register with the EU settlement scheme due to the uncertainty of Brexit previously. Now the U.K. has officially exited the EU and the transition period has started. Is it still possible for me to register with the settlement scheme at this point to keep my legal status in the country?
Yes, you will be able to register with the EU settlement scheme until June 30, 2021. According to the GOV.UK, if you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the U.K. after June 30, 2021. When you apply, you will need proof of your identity and your residency in the U.K., unless you have a valid permanent residence document, or valid indefinite leave to remain in or enter the U.K. You need a valid passport or national identity card to prove your identity. You also need to provide a digital photo. If you’re not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you can use a valid passport, a biometric residence card or a biometric residence permit to prove your identity. If you do not have any of these, you may be able to use other evidence in certain situations. To be eligible for settled status, you usually need to have lived in the U.K., the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for at least 6 months in any 12-month period for five years in a row. You need to provide proof of this when you apply. You can give your national insurance number to allow an automated check of your residency based on tax and certain benefit records. If this check is successful, you’ll not need to provide any documents as proof of residency. You’ll only need to provide documents if you have been here for five years in a row but there is not enough data to confirm this. The Home Office will tell you immediately after you apply if you need to provide any documents. You should submit photos or scans of your documents through the online application form, rather than sending them by post.
Yes, it is possible. It is possible to apply at any time up until Dec. 31, 2020. It may also be possible to apply after this but I strongly advise that you do so by then.