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EU Settlement Scheme: application processing times

Current expected processing times for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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This page contains details of the current expected processing times for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Because of coronavirus (COVID-19) it is taking longer than usual to return documents. Do not apply if you need your documents back by a specific date - for example, if you’re going on holiday soon.

Guidance on settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens and their families is available on GOV.UK.

Published 1 November 2018
Last updated 22 May 2020 + show all updates
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