Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

You can apply using any device, for example, a laptop, Android device or iPhone.

Check what you’ll need before you apply.

If you have pre-settled status already, you’ll need to apply again when you’re changing your pre-settled status to settled status.

Apply

The deadline for applying for most people was 30 June 2021. You can still apply if that deadline did not apply to you, or you have ‘reasonable grounds’ for not applying by the deadline.

If you’re applying for yourself and your children, make your own application first.

Start now

The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to decide whether to grant your application. Find out how the Home Office will process your personal information.

Continue your application

If you’ve already started to apply, you can continue your application.

Who cannot use this service

You cannot use the online service to apply to the scheme if you’re applying as:

  • the family member of a British citizen you lived with in the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein by 31 December 2020 and you returned with them to the UK
  • the family member of a British citizen who is also a citizen of an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, and they lived in the UK as a citizen of one of those countries before becoming a British citizen
  • the child (who is in education in the UK) of someone from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein who used to live and work in the UK

You and your child can also not apply if you’re the primary carer of a:

  • British citizen
  • child of someone from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein who used to live and work in the UK - the child must be in education in the UK
  • self-sufficient child from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein

Contact the EU Settlement Resolution Centre online to find out how to apply.

When you can apply from outside the UK

If you’re from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you can apply from outside the UK if you hold either a valid passport or national identity card with a biometric chip.

If you’re from somewhere else, you can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme from outside the UK if you have a UK-issued biometric residence card (if it has not expired).

Otherwise, you will need to apply for an EU Settlement Scheme family permit to come to the UK. Once you’re in the UK you can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

You cannot apply to the EU Settlement Scheme from inside the UK if you’re here:

  • on a Standard Visitor visa, Permitted Paid Engagement visa, Parent of a Child Student visa or Transit visa
  • without a visa, for example if you came through an e-passport gate

You also cannot apply if you’re here on a Marriage Visitor visa, unless you’re applying after you have married or entered into a civil partnership with the person you’re joining.

Irish citizens can apply from within the UK regardless of how they entered.

Fees

It’s free to apply to the scheme.

Get help

Contact the EU Settlement Resolution Centre online.

You can also get help over the phone.

The phone number is different if you’re from a local council or another organisation helping others to apply.

If you’re inside the UK

Telephone: 0300 123 7379
Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Find out about call charges

If you’re outside the UK

Telephone: +44 (0)203 080 0010
Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Find out about call charges

If you’re from an organisation helping others to apply

Telephone: 0300 790 0566
Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Find out about call charges

You can also get support if you need help doing things online.

  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 deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.

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  5. Step 5 After you've applied