Last updated:

4th April 2024

EU Settlement scheme

Apply to stay in the UK after Brexit

The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) allows EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) or Swiss citizens and their families to apply to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. It is free to apply to the scheme.

Full information about who needs to apply, and how they can do so, can be found on the UK Government website.

EEA citizens who have Permanent Residency will need to either apply to the EU Settlement Scheme or apply for British Citizenship before the above dates.

Irish citizens, or EU / EEA / Swiss citizens with Indefinite Leave to Remain, don’t have to apply under EUSS but can do so if they wish.

The online application checks your identity and UK residence, and asks you to declare any criminal convictions. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021.

Find information about applying on behalf of children on the website.

Use our EUSS Identity Verification Service

EUSS appointments are cancelled at present because of coronavirus, but applicants can get help on the  Gov UK website.

Useful information

EU Settlement Resolution Centre - For questions about your application call 0300 123 7379. Find out about call charges on the website. You can also ask a question using the EU settled status enquiries online form on the website.

Translated information - EU Settlement Scheme guidance and materials have been translated into 25 European languages and Welsh. Visit Settled Status for EU Citizens and their Families on the website as well as EU Settlement Scheme translated information materials on the website.

Assisted Digital - This free service is available over the phone and in person if you do not have the right access, skills or confidence to complete the online application form. Contact We-Are-Digital by calling 03333 445 675. To check availability of this service and for more information, visit the website help with online Home Office application.

ID document scanning service - This service is available to complete the proof of identity step if you do not have access to the EU Exit: ID Document Check app. There may be an administrative fee to use this service. To check availability of this service and for more information, visit EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations on the website.

Community support - If you need more help with your application, you can contact our one front door service via our partners at Citizens Advice Wokingham on 0300 330 1189 or visit the Citizens Advice website

You can also read the EU Settlement Scheme leaflet (PDF document) to find out more.

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