Brexit information for residents

EU, EEA or Swiss citizens

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family are now able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. There is no charge associated with making an application. The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status.

With both settled and pre-settled status you will be able to:

  • work in the UK
  • use the NHS
  • enrol in education or continue studying
  • access public funds such as benefits and pensions, if you’re eligible for them
  • travel in and out of the UK

The government have provided details of the Settlement Scheme including what you’ll need to apply and how to apply. They have also made guidance on the settlement scheme available online in all 26 EU languages.

A partnership pack is available with additional resources to aid understanding of the settlement scheme.

If there is a deal you will need to register under the scheme by 30 June 2021. 

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal you will need to be living in the UK before it leaves the EU to apply. The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020.

You may be able to stay in the UK without applying - for example, if you’re an Irish citizen or have indefinite leave to remain.

Help and information about your EU Settlement Scheme application is available by telephone from the EU Settlement Resolution Centre.

The following Libraries in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be able to offer assisted digital help to do this if you need it:

You can also use the Government’s Assisted Digital Service which can provide:

  • Telephone support from a skilled adviser who will help you complete your application form online
  • Face to face support at a centre to access and complete the online form
  • Face to face support at home to complete the form

To keep up-to-date on any developments, you can register for email alerts from the Home Office.

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