EU Settlement Scheme now open
Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status)
The scheme has now open..
The deadline for applying will be 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
We can help you to process your application and help in applying
The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to decide whether to grant your application.
Who Can Apply
If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status.
Wf you apply to the EU Settlement Scheme successfully, you’ll be able to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021.
You’ll be given either:
You will not be asked to choose which you’re applying for. Which status you get depends on how long you’ve been living in the UK when you apply. Your rights will be different depending on which status you get.
If you’re a family member of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
You can apply if you’re in a relationship with an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen as their spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner.
You can also apply if you’re related to an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, their spouse or civil partner as their:
child, grandchild or great-grandchild under 21 years old
dependent child over the age of 21
dependent parent, grandparent or great-grandparent
Your EU, EEA or Swiss family member will usually need to apply as well.
If you have permanent residence or indefinite leave to remain
The process of applying to the EU Settlement Scheme is different if you have a permanent residence document or indefinite leave to enter or remain.
If you have a valid ‘UK permanent residence document’
If you have a valid UK permanent residence document, you’ll have one of the following:
a certificate inside your blue ‘residence documentation’ booklet (or pink if you’re a Swiss national)
a certificate inside your passport
a biometric residence card confirming permanent residence (only if you’re not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen)
What you must do
To continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021 you must either:
apply to the EU Settlement Scheme – you will not have to prove you have 5 years’ continuous residence
apply for citizenship before 30 June 2021 (or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal)
After you’ve applied
If your application is successful, you’ll be given either settled or pre-settled status. Find out what rights you get for each status.
Viewing and proving your status
If you successfully apply, the Home Office will email you a link to an online service that you can use to view and prove your status.
You will not get a physical document unless both of the following apply:
you’re from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland
you do not already have a biometric residence card