To qualify for a frontier worker permit, you must be an EEA or Swiss national who is not primarily living in the UK and you must be a worker or self-employed, or you have retained a worker or self-employed status. These economic activities must have begun before 31 December 2020 and must continue after this date for you to be issued this permit.
The application can be made online inside or outside the UK. It is free and does not attract the Immigration Health Surcharge. If successful, you will be granted a frontier worker permit valid for five years if you’re an employed or self-employed person, or you will be granted a two-year permit if you have retained that status. If an application is refused, it can be challenged by appealing or applying for an administrative review. If you intend to be in the UK after 30 June 2021 then you must apply for a frontier worker permit before that date.
You are unable to apply for indefinite leave to remain or settled status through a frontier worker permit and you will need to consider other immigration routes if you wish to do so. However, you can continue to extend a frontier worker permit indefinitely so long as you continue to meet the requirements. If your family members wish to join you in the UK, they must individually apply for an EU Settlement Scheme family permit because they are not covered by the frontier worker permit.