EU Settlement Scheme

Claiming Settled Status

The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) is a registration process for EU nationals and their family members who wish to stay in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

All EU nationals who do not have British citizenship will need to apply for settled status. 

If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status. This means you’ll be able to:

  • work in the UK
  • use the NHS
  • enrol in education or continue studying
  • access public funds such as benefits and pensions, if you’re eligible for them
  • travel in and out of the UK

Deadlines for applying

The deadline for applying to the EU settlement scheme is 30 June 2021.

What you will need to apply

To apply to the EUSS, residents will need a current valid EU, EEA or Swiss passport or a valid Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) for family members of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen.

Applicants need to scan their identity documents using a compatible Android phone or tablet and fill out an online application. This can be your own phone or tablet or someone else’s. 

It is free to apply to the scheme.

Verifying your identity

The Home Office have produced a short video to assist people applying for EU Settled Status

Help with accessing a computer or Android device

If you have problems getting access to a computer or Android device to complete your application, Oxfordshire County Council have facilities that can help.  

Oxfordshire Libraries and Registry Office

You can drop into one of 16 libraries across the county, where you can make use of an Android device to scan your documents.  Once this is completed, you will be able to complete the application yourself on any device or computer.