EU Settlement Scheme

The Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme will be fully open for applications at the end of March 2019.

The Scheme will enable EEA citizens resident in the UK, and their non-EEA family members, to obtain the immigration status that they need to continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020.

The key criteria for applying for ‘settled status’ are that:

  • You need to be an EU citizen or a family member of an EU citizen.
  • You need to be a resident in the UK by 31 December 2020.
  • You must not be a serious or persistent criminal or a threat to national security.

If you meet the criteria above and have been a resident in the UK for more than 5 years you will be eligible for settled status. If you have been a resident for less than five years you are eligible for pre-settled status.

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Employers Toolkit

The Home Office has published an Employers’ Toolkit to increase awareness about the EU Settlement Scheme amongst employers.

The Toolkit is available via the following link: Employers' Toolkit.

EU Settlement Scheme: Community Leaders Toolkit

The Home Office has now published a Community Leaders Toolkit.

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