EU Settlement Scheme Applications
The EU Settlement Scheme is now open to all including EEA and Swiss nationals from the 30 March 2019. You will also be able to apply from overseas from 07:00am on 9th April 2019.
The Settlement Scheme is an immigration application and as such you should ensure you are eligible and have the relevant documentation available before submitting an application. A refusal can impact on your immigration history, so please ensure you read the guidance available before applying.
The UK government have produced a step-by-step guide on how to stay in the UK after it leaves the EU.
You will need to be able to access an Android phone/tablet with an NFC reader to be able to use the "EU Exit: ID Document Check" app.
UKCISA have provided comprehensive guidance on the scheme.
We have also produced a guide to completing the application form.
Do I need to submit an application now?
You do not need to submit an application at present under the pilot testing phase, but you can do so if you wish. Our team will give you the options available so you can make a decision based on your personal circumstances.
Can you help me submit my application for Settled Status?
We have produced a Frequently Asked Questions infosheet and . ISVAT have also purchased an Android tablet to assist students who cannot access the app as they do not have any access to an Android device. We are able to assist with any questions, but are only available to provide appointments for those needing to access the app.
If you are planning to apply using the Settlement Scheme, the best advice you can receive now is to start preparing your evidence of eligiblity as outlined in Appendix A of the following document:
EU Settlement Scheme: EU citizens and their family members
I applied under the Pilot Scheme. How do I get a refund?
If you paid £65 for your application under the pilot, this will be refunded automatically to the card you used for your applications. Refunds started to be processed from the 30 March 2019 and we are aware of some refunds having been processed already.
The Free Movement Blog has a useful summary of how to apply for "settled status".
How to apply for "settled status" for EU citizens
There is also a YouTube video of a mock application.