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

If Britain leave the EU with no deal on October 31, residents will have until 31 December 2020, to apply to the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS). If there is a deal, residents will have until 30 June 30 2021, to apply

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, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have facilities that can help.  

Oxford City Council

You can come to Oxford City Council offices at St Aldate's Chambers, OX1 1DS where customer service staff will be able to assist you with scanning documents. You will also be able to use the Council's computers in our Customer Service Centre  to complete the application.

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.

For more information on support available from Oxfordshire Libraries and help with scanning documents at the Oxford Registry office visit their European Settlement Scheme pages.