EU settlement scheme

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and in the interests of protecting all users of council services, we are no longer able to offer the EUSS ID verification walk-in service.

Remember you can still verify your documents yourself. All you’ll need is a compatible Android phone, iPhone or tablet. This can be your own phone or tablet, or someone else’s.

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What is settled status?

If you’re a European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to get either settled or pre-settled status to remain living in the UK after Brexit.

There will be no change to your current rights under EU law until the end of the planned implementation period on 31 December 2020. Settled status will mean you can continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020.

Who can apply?

Find out if you’re eligible.

Deadline for applications for EUSS

There is now less than 50 days to apply for the EUSS to ensure affected EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can continue to live, work, study, access free healthcare and benefits in the UK after 30 June 2021.

You have until 30 June 2021 to apply for either settled or pre-settled status.

Apply now at: gov.uk/eusettlementscheme

What documentation do I need?

  • your current valid biometric EU passport or valid biometric residence card
  • a mobile phone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email
  • proof of your address (driving licence, most recent council tax bill, bank statement or utility bill).

The ID documents listed above are the only ones we accept.

Identity verification

You’ll need a compatible Android phone, iPhone or tablet (mobile phone or other device must have 'near field communication' (NFC)) if you want to scan your identity document yourself. This can be your own phone or tablet, or someone else’s. You'll then be able to make an application for pre-settled or settled status.

We won't need to keep your ID document and in most cases you should not be asked to send your passport anywhere else during your application for pre-settled or settled status.

Apply now

You have until 30 June 2021 to apply for either settled or pre-settled status.

Apply now at: gov.uk/eusettlementscheme

Quicklinks

H&F: Brexit preparations

H&F: Heart of Europe

Find out about our Brexit preparations.