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EU Settlement Scheme

EU Migrants - 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.

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

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

In addition to completing an online application, applicants are required to scan their identity documents using a compatible Android phone or tablet. This can be your own phone or tablet or someone else’s. 

Further information about the EUSS 

The scheme opened on 30th March 2019 and there is no application fee.

The Government has published a full guide to how the scheme works.  Please note that the guide is available in 26 European languages