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Key Points

  • The deadline to apply for Settlement in the UK is June 30, 2021, and the applicant must have been living in the UK before Dec. 31, 2020
  • Family members can apply as well
  • Applications require valid documents to prove identity and proof of residence in the UK
  • The application is submitted through the ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check” app
  • Successful applications will receive either settled or pre-settled status, depending on how long the applicant has been living in the UK at the time of the application
  • It is free to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme in the UK
  • If applicants apply and believe they should have received pre-settled status rather than settled, an additional application can be submitted for free


Citizens of the EU, EEA, or Switzerland are able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after June 30, 2021. Applications can be submitted here.

Source: United Kingdom Government

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