What counts as proof of living in the UK?
annual bank statement or account summary, showing at least 6 months of payments received or spending in the UK. residential mortgage statement or rental agreement and evidence of payment. letter from a registered care home confirming your residence there. employer pension contributions.
Am I an EU resident if I live in the UK?
If you are an EU national and have lived legally in the UK for at least 5 years by 31 December 2020, you qualify for permanent residence. This includes non‑EU family members. However, you must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme in the UK to be granted a new residence status.
Do you have settled status in the UK?
You should be given ‘settled status’ if you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years or more. Once you have settled status, you can stay for as long as you like. You can live outside the UK for up to 5 years in a row without losing settled status.
How do I get proof of living in the UK?
If you want to prove you’ve lived in the UK for a different 5 years
- tax documents – for example your P60 or P45.
- a letter from your employer confirming your employment.
- pension statements showing your employer’s pension contributions.
- council tax bills.
- mortgage statements for a house or flat.
How long can you live outside the UK without losing citizenship?
You can live outside the UK for 5 years without losing your settled status.
Can you lose settled status UK?
With Settled Status you can leave the UK for a period of up to five years (or four years if you are Swiss). If you stay away longer, you may lose your status.
How do I prove my residence is continuous UK?
An annual bank statement, or an account summary covering a 12-month period, showing payments received or spending in the UK in at least six months of that year. Annual business accounts of a self-employed person.