Stay in the UK after it leaves the EU ('settled status'): step by step

Check what you’ll need to do to stay in the UK if you or your family are from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.

  1. Step 1 Check if you need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

    You may need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK.

    1. Check if you need to apply
  2. Step 2 Find out what status you’ll get

    You’ll get settled or pre-settled status depending on how long you’ve been living in the UK. This might affect when you choose to apply.

    1. Find out what you’ll get
  3. Step 3 Check what you’ll need to apply

  4. Step 4 Apply

    The scheme is now open.

    The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

    1. Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme
  5. Step 5 After you've applied