Resources and information about the right to reside for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their family members

If you are an EU, EEA, Swiss citizen living in the UK, then in order to secure your rights to remain here after Brexit, you will probably need to register under the new EU Settlement Scheme.

How to do this and what are the currently known key dates and facts? Find out more by reading our Settled Status Guide (updated February 2020).

The EU Settlement Scheme is a new immigration system for EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens, and their family members, living in the UK who wish to stay in the country after Brexit. Only those who are residents in the UK by the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, can apply. It opened on 30 March 2019 and the deadline for applications is 30 June 2021.

You can find more about how to apply by downloading the UK Government’s guide here.

Home Office translations of the EU Settlement Scheme guidelines

In this link, you can find translations of the settled status for EU citizens and their families’ guidance in the 26 EU languages.

As part of your “Settled Status” application, the UK government will check if you have been resident in the UK. What to do if the checks don’t work? Check the list of documents you can provide here or read this explainer article by

The Scottish government has published a webpage about EU citizens’ rights and the Scottish Government position on the ongoing EU-UK negotiations. The page includes links to more resources and reports on EU citizens in the UK.

The Scottish Government published “a package of support” for EU citizens. You can find resources here. You can also find a letter of support from the First Minister translated into German, Polish, Spanish and French here.

You may sign up for the Home Office newsletter about European Union citizens’ rights and the “settled status” scheme. It will send emails about new arrangements on EU citizens’ rights directly to your inbox.

The Delegation will continue the service so far provided by the Representation related to EU Citizens Rights. All inquiries on Citizens’ rights matters can therefore be directed to the Delegation. Citizens can also continue to call the Europe Direct Contact Centre from the United Kingdom under 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11 (freephone) or submit their questions by web form. EU citizens in the UK seeking more information can contact their local embassies or consulates.

Take this test on the Government’s website to find out what you or your family need to do to stay in the UK.

Do you qualify for Settled Status and what is the best course of action for you? A quick quiz by SCVO, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

If you are still unsure how to apply for the Settled Status, you can find more information by visiting – a website run by legal specialists, offering updates, commentary, and advice on immigration and asylum law.

Learn about a right of appeal to the immigration tribunal for people refused pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Free movement between the UK and the European Union ended on 31 December 2020 and on 1 January 2021, the UK implemented a points-based immigration system that prioritises skills and talent over where a person comes from. For more information read the application guidance. Last updated:31 March 2021

This guidance advises a landlord, letting agent, or homeowner how to conduct a right to rent check when letting privately rented accommodation.

Guidance for landlords, homeowners, and letting agents affected by the introduction of the right to rent immigration checks.