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EU Nationals living in the UK

The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on 31st January 2020, and we have been in a ‘transition period’ which ends on 31st December 2020.

Official advice is that European (EU, EEA or Swiss) nationals living in the UK before 31 December 2020 who wish to continue to live in the UK after that date will need to apply to the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to retain their rights under UK immigration law.

You must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30th June 2021 otherwise, you risk losing your entitlement to benefits, as well as being able to access certain services within the UK for free.

(You do not have to apply if you have already been granted ‘indefinite leave to remain’ or another permanent residence document, or if you have become a British Citizen. Family members who do not hold UK citizenship or permanent residence documents should register for the EUSS)

For further information and how to apply to the EUSS in your native language, please go to:

This is a free service, and you can apply through the website above. You can also download the ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app on a smartphone to speed up your application.

If you have any difficulties applying to the EUSS, you can contact the EU Settlement Resolution Centre on 0300 123 7379

If you do not apply to the EUSS by the deadline of 30th June 2021, there is a risk you lose your rights as an EU national living in the UK.