EU Settlement Scheme
Important information – apply by 30 June 2021
Access translated information in your language: EU Settlement Scheme: translated information materials.
As a result of the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU) you will need to secure your status in the UK at no extra cost by applying for the EU Settlement Scheme (settled or pre-settled) if:
- you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
- you’re not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, but your family member is (or is an eligible person of Northern Ireland)
- were born in the UK but are not a British citizen – you can check if you’re a British citizen if you’re not sure
- have a UK ‘permanent residence document’
- are a family member of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen who does not need to apply – including if they’re from Ireland
- are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen with a British citizen family member
Applications must also be submitted for children of any age, and parents applying on their behalf are encouraged to link their applications.
You do not need to apply if you have:
- indefinite leave to enter the UK
- indefinite leave to remain in the UK
- Irish citizenship (including British and Irish ‘dual citizenship’)
You cannot apply if you:
- have British citizenship
- are exempt from immigration control (e.g. a foreign diplomat posted in the UK, a member of NATO)
Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 to continue living in the UK – you must have arrived in the UK by 31 December 2020. Secure your status in the UK at no cost by applying today on GOV.UK. If you do not apply to the scheme, you may not be able to continue living, studying or working in the UK.
- Download the ‘EU Settlement Scheme – What you need to know’ guide (PDF)
- Read more about the EU Settlement Scheme on the GOV.UK website.
- Read the international student advice and guidance on the UKCISA website.
- Browse the list of support options available online, by email and over the telephone to help EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
- The EU Settlement Resolution Centre continues to provide support seven days a week by telephone and by email.
- Assisted Digital offers additional support for those who do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to apply online.