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EU Citizen information

(7 February 2020)

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can protect your rights by applying to the EU Settlement Scheme to stay in the UK. You do not need to apply if you are a British or Irish citizen, or you have indefinite leave to remain or enter. The deadline to apply is 30 June 2021.

The EU Settlement Scheme allows you and your family to get the immigration status you need to:

  • continue to live, work and study in the UK
  • access public services like the NHS.

We do not require proof that you have applied but getting status through the scheme will protect your future rights, so it is very important that you apply.

How to apply:

You need to complete a short online application form using a computer, tablet or mobile phone. The application will ask you to:

  • prove your identity
  • prove that you live in the UK
  • declare any criminal convictions

Successful applicants will receive settled status or pre-settled status, depending on how long you have lived in the UK. You will get digital proof of your status through an online service.

Apply and find out more information here:

Where to get support

Please contact if you have any questions.

Call the EU Settlement Resolution Centre if you have any questions about your application on 0300 123 7379 or send a message using the online form

Read translated guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme:

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