The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) requires all non-British and non-Irish EU citizens to register to continue to live and work in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. The scheme will be open for applications until 30 June 2021.

The EUSS is an online application requiring applicants to submit proof of EU nationality, proof of UK residency and to declare any criminal convictions.

Applicants will need to show 5 years continuous residency in the UK to be granted settled status. Those who have been in the UK for less than 5 years will be granted pre-settled status. They will then be eligible for settled status after 5 years.

EU citizens with settled or pre-settled status will retain their rights to work in the UK, use the NHS, enrol in education or continue studying, access public funds such as benefits and pensions, if eligible for them, and to travel in and out of the UK.


Applying for settled/pre-settled status

In order to apply please visit the GOV.UK website: Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme – settled and pre-settled status (external link). This page is also available in 26 EU languages (external link).


Support available in Haringey

Help is available to support Haringey’s EU residents to secure their rights.

ID document scanning service

Haringey now offers a free ID scanning service for Haringey residents at George Meehan House, 294 High Road, Wood Green N22 8YX.

You can make an appointment to have your ID document scanned and verified for you if you cannot use the EU Exit: ID Document Check app (external link). The purpose of the scan is to confirm your identity so that you’ll be able to make an application to the EU Settlement Scheme.

You must not start your application for settled status before you attend your appointment.

To book an appointment please email registrars@haringey.gov.uk with your name and availability.

Once your ID document has been scanned you can make the rest of your application online later using a computer or any other device you choose to access the internet.

What to bring to your appointment:

  • Your biometric passport from an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland
  • A mobile phone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email
  • Proof of Haringey address (we will be flexible for those of no fixed abode)

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