What EU Settlement Scheme is, how to apply and how to get help with identity verification
Pre-settled status extension
From September 2023, if you have pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) you will automatically have your status extended by 2 years before it expires if you have not obtained settled status.
This will make sure that you do not lose your immigration status if you do not apply to switch from pre-settled to settled status.
The deadline for most people to apply was 30 June 2021.
If you're an EU citizen living in the UK, you must have applied to continue living lawfully in the UK, even if you have lived in the UK most of your life.
If you're applying for yourself and your children, make your own application first.
If you've already started to apply, you can continue your application.
Get advice and guidance
- EU Settlement Scheme: Assisted Digital service
- The EU Settlement Scheme video presentation in British Sign Language
Community advice centres
Extra support is available from these community advice centres:
You'll need to contact the centres directly.
Your rights with settled or pre-settled status
You'll be able to:
- work in the UK
- use the NHS for free, if you can now
- enrol in education or continue studying
- access public funds such as benefits and pensions, if you're eligible for them
- travel in and out of the UK
View and prove your immigration status
You can view your immigration status online on GOV.UK.
You can use this service to:
- get a share code' to prove your status to others, for example employers
- update personal details in your UK Visas and Immigration account, for example your passport number or email address
- check what rights you have in the UK, for example the right to work, rent or claim benefits
If your application is successful
The Home Office will email you a link to an online service that you can use to view and prove your status.
If your application is unsuccessful
You may be able to apply for an administrative review of the decision.
Specialist help from the Official Settlement Resolution Centre 0300 123 7379
Translated information materials (GOV.UK)
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