After you've applied

If your application is successful, you’ll be given either settled or pre-settled status. Find out what rights you get for each status.

You’ll get proof of your status through an online service. You will not get a physical document unless both of the following apply:

You can read more information about how to view and prove your status.

Applying for citizenship

You’ll usually be able to apply for citizenship 12 months after you’ve got settled status.

If you make a mistake in your application

The Home Office will contact you before making a decision on your application, so you can correct the error.

They’ll also tell you if you need to provide more evidence before they can make a decision.

If your application is unsuccessful

You may be able to apply for an administrative review of the decision.

You may be able to appeal the decision if you apply after 29 March 2019. This is still subject to approval by Parliament.

You can apply again at any time until 30 June 2021.

If you already have an outstanding immigration application

When you apply under the EU Settlement Scheme any other immigration application you have with the Home Office will not be considered.

You’ll get a refund for your outstanding application.

More detailed guidance is available.

  1. Step 1 Find out about the EU Settlement Scheme

    You can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK. You’ll get settled or pre-settled status if your application is successful.

    1. Find out what the EU Settlement Scheme is
    2. Check what your rights are with settled and pre-settled status
  2. Step 2 Check if you can apply

  3. Step 3 Find out when to apply

    The scheme is open to some EU citizens and their family members now. It will open fully by 30 March 2019.

    Which status you get will depend on how long you’ve been living in the UK. This might affect when you choose to apply.

    1. Find out when to apply
  4. Step 4 Apply

    You'll have until 30 June 2021 to apply, or until 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

    1. What you'll need to do when you apply

    You can apply in a different way if you're under 21.

    1. How to apply if you're under 21
    1. Apply to the test phase of the EU Settlement Scheme
  5. Step 5 After you've applied