If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.

If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status.

The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

You may be able to stay in the UK without applying – for example, if you’re an Irish citizen or have indefinite leave to remain. 

When you can apply

The EU Settlement Scheme is open. You can apply now if you meet the criteria. The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.

Which status you get may depend on when you apply. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal You will need to be living in the UK before it leaves the EU to apply.

The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020.


It’s free to apply to the scheme.

If you paid a fee when you applied to the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll get a refund.

The above information is correct at the time of publishing 26/06/2019 – check Home Office website or call us for up to date information.