All EU citizens arriving in the UK prior to Brexit and intending to remain after December 31, 2020, must apply for Pre-settled or Settled status.
SETTLED STATUS – applies to European citizens and their family members who have lived in the UK for a period of 5 years continuously (*continuous residence means that absences in the UK must not exceed 6 months).
The PRE-SETTLED status – applies to European citizens who have lived in the UK less than 5 years. This status allows citizens to accumulate 5 years for the permanent residence.
Applicants must prove: nationality, identity, and provide criminal record (if any).
If the Homme Office cannot immediately confirm your status as a resident, you have to prove your continuous residence with the following documents:
– Bank statement (at least 6 months during a certain year);
– Letter from the employer;
– Pay slips, P60/P45
– Rental agreement;
– Proof of the mortgage loan
For more information, please check the following link https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/applying-for-settled-status