EU citizens

EU Settlement Scheme

EU citizens make a valuable contribution to Devon’s communities and economy. If you are a European Union citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to get either settled or pre-settled status. This will mean you can continue living in the UK after December 2020.

The EU Settlement Scheme allows you and your family members to get the immigration status that you will need to continue to live, work and study in the UK. This status means that you continue to be eligible for:

  • public services, such as healthcare and schools
  • public funds and pensions
  • British citizenship, if you want to apply and meet the requirements

Who is eligible to apply?

You need to apply if you are an EU citizen or a non-EU family member of an EU citizen (including children), this includes those with a UK permanent residence document. You do not need to apply if you have indefinite leave to remain or enter but you can if you want to. Visit GOV.UK to find out more about your rights in relation to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Non-Irish, non-British family members of Irish citizens will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme if they want to remain in the UK after 31 December 2020.

You need to be a resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 (or the date the UK leaves the EU, in the event of a no deal). If you have been a resident in the UK for five continuous years or more you will be eligible for settled status. If you have been a resident for less than five continuous years you will be eligible for pre-settled status.

When can I apply?

The EU Settlement Scheme is open and you have until 30 June 2021 (or 31 December 2020, in the event of a no deal). Application guidance can be found on GOV.UK. Once you have read the guidance you can start your application.

Need more help?

Devon Registration Services offer an identity document scanning service for people applying to the EU Settlement Scheme who do not have access to an Android device.

We are unable to provide immigration advice but you can search find an immigration adviser to find an immigration adviser in your local area, or you can call the Settlement Resolution Centre on 0300 123 7379.