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19 July 2021   |    News
In March of this year, we were pleased to help an EU Citizen get their EU Settlement Scheme Settled Status updated to reflect their current name. Initially, the Home Office had insisted on using the person’s old name, as shown on their passport from their country of origin. This was even though they already had their Home Office Permanent Residence Documentation in their current name.
Changing their name on their passport would have been incredibly difficult – and would have required them to return to their country of origin, incur great expense and disruption, and likely face transphobia.
You can read more about this at: https://www.scottishtrans.org/success-for-trans-eu-citizen-getting-settled-status/
We know that other people may be in the same situation. So we wanted to share a letter that you can send to the Home Office, to get them to change your Settled Status if it’s been issued using the name on your passport, so that it matches your identity.
This letter is:
EUSS template – permanent residence documentation FOR THOSE LIVING IN SCOTLAND
EUSS template – permanent residence documentation FOR THOSE LIVING IN ENGLAND NORTHERN IRELAND WALES
If you have a different problem with your EU Settled Status, we may be able to help, for example, if you:
If the above sounds like you, or if you are experiencing other problems with your EU Settled Status due to being a trans person, please get in touch with the Scottish Just Law Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Bernard Street Edinburgh EH6 6PR
+44 (0)131 467 6039 email@example.com
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