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EU Settlement Scheme


The EU Settlement Scheme deadline has passed but ...

  • You can still make a late application. Check on GOV.UK to see if you are eligible.
  • Application support is still available through our 72 grant funded organisations.
  • If you applied by 30 June 2021, your Certificate of Application is proof of your protected right to work, rent, and access benefitrs and services. 
  • Parents still need to check if their children need an application and should apply on their behalf without delay. 
  • Even if you have lived in the UK for many years, you should still check if you need to apply. 
  • You need to keep your travel documents updated via the online view and prove service. 

Find out more and apply now at: gov.uk/eusettlementscheme

New rules from 1 July 2021

From 1 July 2021, EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members are now required to obtain a valid UK immigration status to be in the UK, either through the EU Settlement Scheme, if they were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 or are a joining family member, or through a valid visa. 

The deadline for most people to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme was 30 June 2021.

The government has assured those who applied before the deadline that they will have their rights protected until their application is decided. People who have submitted an application by the deadline receive a Certificate of Application, which they can use if they need to prove their immigration status for any reason. 

Information for late applicants

The EU Settlement Scheme has made provision for late applications to be made by EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family. You  can still apply if you or a family member were living in the UK by 31 December 2020. You must also either:

  • meet one of the criteria for a later deadline to apply
  • have ‘reasonable grounds’ for not applying by 30 June 2021

Please see the Government guidance for late applicants on GOV.UK. 

Start your application now at gov.uk/eusettlementscheme

Help and support is available. If you have any questions, please call the helpline on 0300 123 7379. 

Support to help you apply

Support is available if you need help to complete your application including: 

1.   Applicant information

A collection of information for applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme, including guidance and support, is available on the GOV.UK website: EU Settlement Scheme: applicant information

2.   Settled status guidance

Guidance is available in 26 European languages on the GOV.UK website: Settled status for EU citizens and their families: translations

3.   EU Settlement Resolution Centre

For individual questions about your application call 0300 123 7379. Find out about call charges on gov.uk/call-charges.

You can also ask a question using the online submission the EU Settlement Scheme contact form to get help online.

4.   Assisted Digital

You can get free Assisted Digital support, over the phone and in person, if you are in the UK and do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the online application form. Contact Assisted Digital by calling 03333 445 675. Find out about call charges on gov.uk/call-charges. For more information visit: EU Settlement Scheme: Assisted Digital Service

5.   ID document scanning service

This service is available to complete the identity verification step if you do not have access to the EU Exit: ID Document Check app on your mobile or computer. There may be an administrative fee to use this service. A list of national locations is available on the GOV.UK website: EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations.

6.   Vulnerable Citizen

You can get support applying to the EU Settlement Scheme if you are a vulnerable citizen, for example, if you:

  • are elderly
  • are isolated
  • are disabled
  • are a child in care
  • have significant language or literacy problems
  • have mental health issues
  • do not have a permanent address
  • are the victim of domestic abuse
  • are the victim of human trafficking

Please see the Home Office postcode checker tool to find grant funded organisations providing support near you.  

7.   Videos

The Home Office has released the following You Tube videos: 

Local Support

Some services may not be available because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Contact the organisation directly to check the latest opening hours and support available. 

FREE local advice advice and help

The following organisations are offering support to help to apply: 

Samphire, 56 Castle Street, Dover, CT16 1PJ

Please contact indre@samphireproject.org.uk or call 07907 471913.  

Migrant Help, Dover, CT16 1AT

Please contact info@migranthelpuk.org; call 01304 203977; or visit the Migrant Help website.

Dover Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), Maison Dieu Gardens, Dover, CT16 1RW

Please contact charlotte.cheeseman@migranthelpuk.org, call 07483 090 715, or visit the Migrant Help website.


No Office - ADASS will reach out and help citizens with care and support needs who need to apply for EUSS. Please contact EUSS@adass.org.uk or visit the ADASS website


No Office - CORAM provides a specialised service which includes email support and complex case advice for cases involving migrant children or young people, families and carers. Please contact euss@coramclc.org.uk, call 020 7713 0089, or visit the CORAM website

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice also has a webpage for European citizens on Staying in the UK after Brexit


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