Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

Southwark just isn't Southwark without its EU citizens. We want every resident in Southwark to continue to feel that this is their home. This is why we're encouraging EU citizens in the borough to register for EU settled status and remain living and working in Southwark.

If you're a European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EAA) or Swiss Citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to continue living and working in the UK. Provided you started living in the UK by 31 December 2020, and you applied before 30 June 2021, your rights and status will remain the same. 

In some cases, you can still apply after 30 June 2021. Please check the government’s website for guidance if this applies to you.

If successful, you'll be given either settled or pre-settled status.

Apply for settled status now

You will need to apply to the government's EU Settlement Scheme. You can apply online on the government’s website, where you'll find everything you need to know about the scheme and the application process.

This is an online only service. You can use a public computer or access free Wi-Fi in one of Southwark's Libraries.

Get help to apply for settled status

You will need a compatible phone or tablet if you want to scan your identity document yourself. This can be your own phone or device, or someone else's.

If your mobile phone or device is not compatible, you can book an appointment below and we'll help you complete your application. We can help scan and verify your ID documents. This service is located at 122 Peckham Hill Street London SE15 5JR.

Book an EU Settlement Service appointment 

This service is free of charge to Southwark residents.

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

If you have any questions, email us.

If you've already submitted your application, you must post your document to the Home Office. If you've submitted your application without completing the ID verification process, contact the Home Office.

Further information and advice

Page last updated: 03 August 2021

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