I am currently resident in the UK on a Tier 4 Student Visa in a non-EU passport. I was recently granted simplified naturalisation in an EU country on the basis of my ancestry. Thus, I now hold dual nationality between an EU and non-EU country.
I would like to remain in the UK, and thus wish to switch from my current Tier 4 status (in my non-EU passport) to EU pre-settlement status (as an EU citizen).
I have failed to locate any relevant information on what needs to be done in order to accomplish this.
Do I need to inform the Home Office that I have acquired foreign EU citizenship and thus wish to cancel my current leave to remain via a Change of Circumstance Form? Or can I just go ahead and apply for Pre-Settled Status, and ask to cancel my student visa after this is granted (or will they automatically cancel it)?
Do I need to exit the UK and re-enter on my EU passport before doing this?