EU Settlement Scheme

EU, EEA or Swiss citizens and their families can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.

More details about this and information about where to apply can be found here.

‘No Deal’ Brexit

The Government has been clear that, in the event of a no deal Brexit, EU citizens who are resident in the UK before 31 October 2019 will have until at least 31 December 2020 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. In addition, until then, they can continue to take up employment and rent property by showing their passport or national identity card. Their rights to claim benefits and access services in the UK will also remain unchanged.

Information about immigration arrangements for EU citizens arriving after 31 October 2019 in a no deal scenario can be found here.

Support Available

There is a lot of support available to those applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Citizens Advice has a great webpage with helpful information on every step of the process, including:

  • checking how you should apply;
  • starting the online application;
  • applying from outside the UK;
  • scanning your identity document;
  • who you can contact if you have problems using the internet;
  • filling in the online application form; and
  • changing your application after you submit it.

It also covers some of the common issues people have encountered in using Android and iPhones to complete their application.

I have been contacted by the Immigration Advice Service who have informed me that they are happy to provide free consultations to assist people with their applications or immigration matters more generally. Their email address is:

In addition, the Government has compiled a list of local and national organisations which can offer support to vulnerable citizens over the phone and face-to-face. I have attached this list at the bottom of this page.

I hope that this information is helpful. If you have any further questions or would like support from my office, please do call 01509 262723 or email me at


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