EU Settlement Scheme

Identity verification for applicants who don’t have an Android device with near field communication

The public test phase, starting on 21 January 2019 is testing the application process for EU citizens and their families. Feedback about your experience will be used to make improvements to the process before the scheme fully launches to the public by March 2019.

If your mobile phone or other device doesn’t have near field communication (NFC) and you're eligible to apply for settled status during the test phase, you can make an appointment to bring your ID document to us, where it can be scanned and verified for you. The purpose of the scan is to confirm your identity so that you'll be able to make an application for settled status.

We will not need to keep your ID document and in most cases you will not be asked to send your passport anywhere else during your application for settled status.

Information on who is eligible to apply during the test phase can be found here UK Visa and Immigration.

Due to high demand we're now offering a walk in service, which is available Monday to Thursday 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm. This service is located at 34 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8QA

If you have any further enquires, email

Page last updated: 28 February 2019