EU Citizens need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30th June 2021

EU Citizens need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30th June 2021

Did you know that if you’re an EU, European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss citizen, you and your family have to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status), to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021? You can also apply if you’re the family member of an eligible person of Northern Ireland.

Why do you have to apply?
Settled status for EU citizens will guarantee access to:
• Public services, such as healthcare and schools.
• Public funds and pensions.
• British citizenship, if you meet the requirements and want to apply.

Do you need help with your application?
If you can’t apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by using the EU Exit ID document check app, Birmingham City Council provides the ID Scanning and Verification Service, to help and support citizens with their applications. It is an appointment only service that the council’s Register Office provides free of charge. The ID Scanning and Verification Service is also available during lockdown. Book an appointment here.

Specialised local organisations in Birmingham have been commissioned to assist people with their applications. The advice and support is free. See the list here.

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