All Europeans living in the UK need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) urgently to protect their residential status. They have to submit their documents by the 30th of June 2021 when the government’s scheme closes.
The EU settlement scheme is open to EU citizens and nationals from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland, who should usually have started living or studying in the country by 31 December 2020, as part of the transition post Brexit period.
People who fail to apply on time could lose their existing rights to live, work, and access free healthcare in the country.
The settlement scheme is not only for those who intend to settle here after studying. It is immigration permission, which can lead to settlement, but does not have to be used to gain settlement. With permission under the scheme, there will be no restrictions on study (where you study or what you study).
The most recent Government statistics show that of the 5.4m applications, 5.1m have been processed so far.
If you face some difficulties in applying using the Gov app, follow the instructions in this video or call the Home Office EU Settlement Scheme Resolution Centre number 0300 123 7379 for help.
Ready to apply now?
The Home Office is urging all those who have not already applied to do so as soon as possible, following the advice on the government’s application website.
Cannot apply yourself?
All vulnerable citizens, such as elderly people, disabled, or with significant language problems can get special support to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.