EU Citizens and Remaining in the UK*
If you’re a European Union (EU) citizen living in the UK, you and your family can apply for ‘settled status’ if you want to continue living here after June 2021.
You will not need to apply if you’re an Irish citizen or have indefinite leave to remain, but your family members from outside the UK and Ireland will.
The scheme will open fully by March 2019. The deadline for applying will be 30 June 2021. You may be able to apply after this date if you’re joining a family member in the UK.
To be eligible for settled status, you’ll need to:
- be an EU citizen, or a family member of an EU citizen
- have been living in the UK continuously for 5 years (‘continuous residence’)
- have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020
If you’ve lived in the UK for less than 5 years, you’ll generally be eligible for ‘pre-settled status’ instead.
If you’re a non-EU citizen, you will need to show your relationship to an EU citizen living here.
The scheme will open fully by March 2019.
The deadline for applying will be 30 June 2021. You may be able to apply after this date if you’re joining a family member in the UK.
The application form will be online. You’ll be able to get support over the phone or in person if you need help doing things online.
When you apply, you’ll need proof of:
- your identity
- your residence in the UK, unless you have a valid permanent residence document or valid indefinite leave to remain
- your relationship to a family member from the EU living in the UK, if you’re from outside the EU
The fee to apply (subject to approval by Parliament) will be:
- £65 if you’re 16 or over
- £32.50 if you’re under 16
It’ll be free to apply if:
- you already have valid indefinite leave to remain or a valid permanent residence document
- you’re applying to move from pre-settled status to settled status
- you’re a child in local authority care
For assistance, you can contact 03333 445 675 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm or contact the local Citizens' Advice Bureau on 03444 111 444.Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.*
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