EUSS Paper Application Processing Times

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Dear Home Office,

Your website currently states that for EUSS applications for pre-settled or settled status:

It usually takes around 5 working days for complete applications to be processed if no further information is required, but it can take up to a month.

Your application is likely to take longer than a month to process if:

we need to request more information from you
you’re applying as a minor and your application is not linked to an adult
you submit a paper application - for example if your application is based on a derivative right to reside in the UK
you have a relevant criminal record
you’re a non-EEA or non-Swiss citizen and are applying based on a relationship you haven’t relied on in a previous application to the Home Office

Could you please advise the current standard processing times for applications made by submitting a paper application, e.g. Surinder Singh Applications.

Yours faithfully,


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