Apply for the EU Settlement Scheme

As you may know, the EU Settlement Scheme has been fully open since 30 March 2019 and there have been over 2.2 million applications. EU citizens and their family members have until at least 31 December 2020 to apply.

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family members can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme free of charge. Applicants only need to prove their identity, demonstrate their UK residence, and declare any criminal convictions.

The iOS version of EU Exit: ID Document Check App is now available from the Apple app store and can be used on iPhone models 7 and above. The iOS app works in the same way as the Android app and can be used to verify your identity. For more information visit the website  

You can find full guidance and start your application here


There is a wide range of support available online, over the phone or in person to help you apply.

  • If you have any questions about your application, you can contact our EU Settlement Resolution Centre for help on 0300 123 7379. If you are calling from outside the UK, you can call on 0044 (0) 203 080 0010.
  • Translated GOV.UK guidance and materials are available.
  • For anyone who needs additional support completing the online application, an Assisted Digital service is available.
  • A network of voluntary and community sector organisations across the UK is also ready to help us reach vulnerable or at-risk EU citizens and their family members.