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Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

About the Brexit Project

About the EUSS

Freedom of movement for EU Nationals in the UK ended on the 31st December 2020 ('Brexit').

In preparation for Brexit, the UK has created the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).

EU nationals living in the UK are required to apply to the EUSS in order to retain their current rights to access services, benefits, healthcare and live and work in the UK.

The scheme is free and will grant applicants either pre-settled status or settled status.

You can apply for the scheme even if you are currently abroad.

The official deadline has passed, but you can still get support and advice from Settled via email at advice@settled.org.uk or you can call them on 0330 2235336. There are options for different languages.

Why is it important?

Getting your status will prove your right to:
• stay in the UK for more than 3 months
• work
• study
• use the NHS
• claim the State Pension
• access benefits
• rent a home.

If you do not apply for and receive your status prior to the deadline, you may lose these rights.

Who should apply?

Nationals of the following countries who are living in the UK should apply:

• Nationals of the 27 EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden),
• Nationals of the EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway)
• Nationals of Switzerland.

You should also apply
• if your family member (including your child) is an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen,
or
• if you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen who previously lived in the UK for at least five years and have been absent for no more than five years.