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The EU settlement scheme will open fully by 30 March 2019. The test phase of the scheme has opened on the 21st of January to those who meet all the requirements to apply (5 years continuous residence in the UK, if not you will get "pre-settled status").

I applied myself last week Tuesday and the process was overall straight forward and took about 25 minutes. I did have permanent residence status already so could use that registration to proof my plus 5 years residence in the UK. You will have to give your social security number as well which, without knowing the exact checks that are carried out, will likely enable the home office to verify your residence in the UK.

To my pleasant surprise my application was turned around in 48 hours and I received by email, the confirmation of my settled status.

I would be interested to hear the experience of others

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