This will be through an online system and also available via an Android App.

The system will be managed by the Home Office and will be fully live by March 2019 – with a soft launch of both the App and the online service expected later this year.

The application process will (with your permission) seek to confirm addresses and employment history, via information held by HM Revenue and Customs.

This should ensure a smooth process for those with an employment history online and continued residency evidence – with costs estimated at £65 for over 16s and £32.50 for under 16s.  THERE WILL NO LONGER BE A FEE FOR THIS PROCESS

You’ll also need proof of your identity with either a passport or ID card and you’ll need to declare any criminal convictions.

Once successfully submitted, the confirmation that an application has been made – and that either Pre-Settled Status or Settled Status has been granted – will come in a digital format.

Pre-settled status to Settled Status will then convert after five years continued residency within the UK, but the exact process is still unclear.  It may be an automatic award or a further application may be required?

Once granted though, it will still be possible to lose your Settled Status if you were to leave the UK for a period of more than five years.

NEW UPDATES ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS AND ELIGIBILITY

EU Citizens living in the UK will be able to apply for Settled and Pre-Settled status once the scheme begins – and we will provide detailed information both here and within the Forum as and when announcements are made just before March 2019.

The UK Government expects the application process to be fully operational by March 2019, with a deadline for applications set as 30th June 2021 – although applications after this date may be accepted.  As it stands, family members may apply after this date.

Look out for our detailed guide for members once the system is live and we’ll be providing essential feedback after the first round of testing takes place.  Join the debate in our Forum.

 

You’ll be able to apply for status under the EU Settlement Scheme during the public test phase, running from 21 January 2019. You need to be either:

  • a resident EU citizen (but not a British citizen) with a valid EU passport
  • the non-EU citizen family member of an EU citizen and you have a biometric residence card

You’ll also need to have access an Android device to use a Home Office appto enable us to confirm your identity as part of the application process.

British citizens cannot apply.

Irish citizens do not need to apply but may do so if they wish.

Citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland are not eligible to apply during this phase. They will be able to apply when the scheme is fully open by 30 March 2019.

You must not apply during

You’ll be able to apply for status under the EU Settlement Scheme during the public test phase, running from 21 January 2019. You need to be either:

a resident EU citizen (but not a British citizen) with a valid EU passport
the non-EU citizen family member of an EU citizen and you have a biometric residence card
You’ll also need to have access an Android device to use a Home Office app to enable us to confirm your identity as part of the application process.

British citizens cannot apply.

Irish citizens do not need to apply but may do so if they wish.

Citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland are not eligible to apply during this phase. They will be able to apply when the scheme is fully open by 30 March 2019.

You must not apply during this phase unless you meet these eligibility requirements.

phase unless you meet these eligibility requirements.

 

You can get Assisted Digital support to use the EU Settlement Scheme online application form if you’re in the UK and do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the form.

The help UK Visas and Immigration provide

telephone support from a skilled adviser who will help you complete your application form online
face to face support at a centre to access and complete the online form – you can contact We are Digital to book an appointment
face to face support at home to complete the form – a We Are Digital tutor will visit you in your home and help you complete your online application form
The service does not provide immigration advice

You cannot get help from the Assisted Digital service if you need immigration advice or you need an update on the progress of an EU Settlement Scheme application you have already submitted.

You can Contact We Are Digital if you need Assisted

The help UK Visas and Immigration provide telephone support from a skilled adviser who will help you complete your application form online face to face support at a centre to access and complete the online form – you can contact We are Digital to book an appointment.
They offer face to face support at home to complete the form – a We Are Digital tutor will visit you in your home and help you complete your online application form
Their service does not provide immigration advice
You cannot get help from the Assisted Digital service if you need immigration advice or you need an update on the progress of an EU Settlement Scheme application you have already submitted.

If you have any questions you can call the EU Settlement Resolution Centre.

Contact We Are Digital if you need Assisted Digital support
Phone: 03333 445 675

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
They are Digital are Next Generation Text (NGT) aware. If you have hearing and/or speech difficulties you can access this service on a smartphone, computer or tablet or text phone by dialling 18001 in front of the phone number above.

Phone: 03333 445 675

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

We are Digital are Next Generation Text (NGT) aware. If you have hearing and/or speech difficulties you can access their service on a smartphone, computer or tablet or text phone by dialling 18001 in front of the phone number above.

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