CAMBRIDGE City Council is making a final plea to EU citizens in Cambridge to apply for the Government’s Settlement Scheme before it closes in two weeks’ time on Wednesday 30 June.
EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their families can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. They can also apply if they are the family member of an eligible person of Northern Ireland.
The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021. Citizens must usually have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020.
Councillor Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities said “The council is determined that everyone should feel safe and welcome in Cambridge. If you are an EU citizen and you wish to continue living and working here, you must apply for settled status before the scheme closes on 30 June.
“Over 27,000 people from Cambridge have applied between the scheme opening in 2019 and the end of March this year. If you, or anyone you know, hasn’t yet applied, I urge you to do so. There’s still time, but that time is running out, and we don’t want a single person to miss the deadline, so please don’t delay.”
To find out more details, and to start an application, people can visit the Government website at www.gov.uk/eusettledstatus
Anyone needing help with their application can contact the EU Settlement Resolution Centre online or by phoning 0300 123 7379.
If you need help completing the online application process a Government service called “We Are Digital” can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 03333 445 675.
Locally, applicants can seek help from the Cambridge Citizen’s Advice Bureau, and help with the online application is available (by appointment) from Cambridge Online and Cambridge Ethnic Communities Foundation. Details are available on the council website at www.cambridge.gov.uk/brexit-advice
The council will continue to urge people to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline through its social media channels, and in its residents’ magazine Cambridge Matters which is currently being delivered to households across Cambridge.