Settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens and their families

15 February 2019

If you’re an EU citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EUSettlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status.

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 (ILR).

The UK has reached an agreement with Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and a separate agreement with Switzerland.

When you can apply

The EU Settlement Scheme will open fully by 30 March 2019. You may be able to apply now if you meet the criteria.

The deadline for applying will be 30 June 2021.

When you choose to apply may depend on your circumstances.

The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.