What is the EU Settlement Scheme?

The EU Settlement Scheme allows EU citizens to continue to live, work and study in the UK without any immigration time restrictions after the UK leaves the European Union.

On 21st January the Prime Minister announced that there will be no fee 

It will be free to apply if you already have a permanent residence document or you already have indefinite leave to remain in or enter the UK.

Who can apply?

You will need to be either:

  • a resident EU citizen (not a British citizen) with a valid EU passport
  • the non EU citizen family member of an EU citizen with a biometric residence card

Further information can be found at:

Gov.uk - Settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens and their families

What can Camden Council offer?

We are offering a digital identity verification service for EU citizens who want to apply for settlement under the EU settlement scheme online.

This service is free to Camden residents and Camden staff members and £14 for non Camden residents.

Identity can be verified by applicants directly through a Home Office app if you have an android device.  If you do not have an android device we can assist you in confirming your identity as part of the application process.

If you attend an appointment with us and we have verified your identity you can then complete the online application at home.  There is no time limit as to when you should do this. If you need help to do this you can contact the home office helpdesk on 03333 445 675.  Unfortunately we are not authorised by the home office to assist you beyond verifying your identity.

British Citizens cannot apply. Irish Citizens do not need to apply but can if they wish.

If you have any questions about your specific circumstances please contact one of our advice partners:

Camden Community Law Centre

cclc.org.uk

020 7284 6510

Citizens Advice Camden

camdencabservice.org.uk

0300 330 1157

Mary Ward Legal Centre

marywardlegal.org.uk

020 7831 7079

How to book an appointment

You will need to book an appointment to use our service.

Book an appointment

What to bring to your appointment:

  • your current valid biometric EU passport or valid biometric residence card
  • a mobile phone that can receive text messages and a device that can receive email
  • a document showing that you are a Camden resident or Camden staff (Camden ID badge, original bank/building society statement or utility bill issued within the last 3 months. Last council tax bill or valid driving licence)

The cost of the EU Settlement Scheme identity verification with us is £14. If you are a Camden resident or work for London Borough of Camden there is no charge for the service. Please remember to bring relevant documents for evidence of this.

Please note that there will be no change to current rights under EU law until the end of the planned implementation period on 31 December 2020.