Overview

If you're an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK beyond 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you will get either settled or pre-settled status.

The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.

It's free to apply to the scheme.

Croydon Council can help residents complete the ID verification part of the process.

Please email euss@croydon.gov.uk to see if we can assist.

Who can apply

You can find out who is required to apply for pre-settled or settled status on GOV.UK.

There will be no change to current rights under EU law until after the EU settlement scheme deadline.

Identity verification

You will need to verify your ID during your application. There are several ways of doing this.

Android and iPhone app

You can use it to scan your ID yourself using the free EU exit: ID document check app.

Online and by post

If you are currently in the UK, you can apply online and then post your documents for checking.

Start an application online at GOV.UK

Croydon registrars ID verification service 

You can make an appointment with our registrars service who can support the ID verification process.

To do this, get in touch by emailing euss@croydon.gov.uk.  This may be useful if you cannot complete the process online and/or unable to post documents for checking.

What to bring to your appointment

  • your current valid biometric EU, EEA or Swiss passport or a valid biometric residence permit (BRP) for family members of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
  • a mobile phone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email

Only the ID documents listed above can be checked by us, if you do not have one of these ID documents, contact UK Visas and Immigration.

Find out more about the EU settlement scheme.

Home Office support

The Home Office offer help with using the online application: 

  • phone 03333 445 675 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
  • text 'VISA' to 07537 416 944

Anyone with hearing and/or speech difficulties can make use of the Next Generation Text (NGT) service on a smartphone, computer or tablet or text phone by dialling 18001 in front of the phone number above.

There is also a published list of locations where you can get your biometric ID document scanned if you need to.

Further advice and guidance