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Brexit advice

The government publishes regularly updated guidance to help individuals and businesses know what to do following the end of transition.

EU Settlement Scheme

For up-to-date guidance and advice for EU citizens living in the United Kingdom who wish to stay in the UK after it left the EU, read about the EU Settlement Scheme.

Since 1 July 2021, EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members are required to evidence their right to be in the UK by having obtained a valid UK immigration status.

Any individuals who submitted an application by the deadline of 30 June 2021 will have their existing rights protected until the application is decided.

From September 2023, pre-settled status holders who are approaching the expiry of their status will automatically have it extended by two years.

Late EU Settlement Scheme applicants can contact the following services for further support and advice:

  • Resolution Centre – For questions about your application, call 0300 123 7379 from inside the UK, or +44 (0) 20 3080 0010 from outside the UK.
  • Assisted Digital – This service helps people who do not have access, skills or confidence to complete the online application form. Contact We-Are-Digital by calling 03333 445 675 or text the word ‘VISA’ to 07537 416944.
  • ID document scanning service – Available to complete the identity verification step for those who do not have access to the EU Exit: ID Document Check app.
  • Community support – If you need more support with your application, contact a nearby community support organisation. There is also a postcode checker showing local support available.

The government has translated its guidance on the Settlement Scheme in all 26 EU languages.

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