The EU Settlement Scheme

Does this scheme apply to me?

If you’re an EU, EEA (European Economic Area) or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Use the online tool to find out what to do and when.

Or follow this guide that takes you through all the steps to find out if you should apply.

What do settled status and pre-settled status mean?

If your application is successful, you’ll be given either:

  • settled status
  • pre-settled status

You will not be asked to choose which you’re applying for. Which status you get depends on how long you’ve been living in the UK when you apply. Your rights will be different depending on which status you get.

Find out what settled status and pre-settled status means

English is not my first language

There is guidance in all EU languages. Follow this link to find the guidance for Settled status for EU citizens and their families: translated to all EU languages

What documents do I need?

This guidance sets out the documents you will need in order to make your application - what documents you’ll need to apply.

How do I apply?

You can get started with your application by following the guidance and process at apply for settled status at

How do I get help with my application?

Contact the EU Settlement Scheme Resolution Centre

The Resolution Centre is open seven days a week and can help and advise you on your application.

Contact the EU Settlement Scheme Resolution Centre by phone or online

Basingstoke or Tadley Citizens Advice

For telephone advice please call:

Basingstoke Citizens Advice - 0300 3309 064

Tadley Citizens Advice - 03444 111 306

Website :

Viables Community Centre, Basingstoke

You can also get digital help to use the EU Settlement Scheme online application form if you do not have access, skills or confidence to complete the form.

In Basingstoke and Deane this service is available by appointment at Viables Community Centre.

To arrange an appointment, please call We are Digital on 03333 445675.

Communications material

Below is some additional information provided by Central Government

EU Settlement Scheme presentation - this presentation gives an overview of the EU Settlement Scheme.

EU Settlement Scheme leaflet - this leaflet provides key information about the EU Settlement Scheme and how to apply.

EU Settlement Scheme factsheet - this double-sided factsheet provides the key points of the EU Settlement Scheme on one side, and lists the support available on the reverse.

EU Settlement Scheme poster - this poster raises awareness of the EU Settlement Scheme and the need to apply.

Further guidance for UK nationals living in the EU

Find out further information on the rights and status of UK nationals living in the European Union, European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Area (EFTA), and Switzerland by reading the Government's advice for UK nationals or check the guidance for the country you are living in.

Living and working in Basingstoke and Deane

There is advice and guidance available for people living and working in Basingstoke and Deane on our webpage - Living and Working in Basingstoke and Deane.

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