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Don’t forget to apply to EU Settlement Scheme

News release 9882, published on 04 Mar 2021
European Union citizens living in Basingstoke and Deane are being encouraged to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30 June 2021.

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, European citizens living in the UK are required to apply to the scheme to continue living, working and studying in the UK after 30 June.

More than 9,000 residents across the borough have successfully applied to the scheme.

Help and support to apply for the scheme is available locally through Citizens Advice Basingstoke and Tadley. Other support the charity will provide includes guidance on employment rights and EU employees’ rights to stay, UK citizens living overseas and looking to return and consumer concerns such as travel insurance.

As well as help and support from Citizens Advice, digital assistance is available for residents who do not have the access, skills or confidence to complete the online form by appointment. To arrange an appointment, please call We Are Digital on 03333 445675.

Leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Cllr Ken Rhatigan said: “With the deadline to apply fast approaching, it is really important that eligible residents apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to ensure they can stay living in the borough.

“We know this is a difficult time for residents and we are working closely with our partners to support residents to ensure they have everything they need to complete their application.”

Further information about the EU Settlement Scheme, including advice on living and working in the borough and useful links, is available at


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