Applying for EU settled status

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

Apply for settled status now

If you're an EU citizen living in the UK you will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021. You can apply online on the government website, which also has up-to-date information and advice about the application process.

This is an online only service. You can use a public computer or access free Wi-Fi in Southwark libraries.

Get help to apply for settled status

Southwark Council can help you complete your application. We can help scan and verify your ID documents at our walk-in service in Southwark Council’s registry office:

  • Times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 11am and 1pm to 3pm.
  • Address: 34 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8QA.

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've already submitted your application for pre-settled or settled stats, you need to post your ID document to the Home Office even if you attend the council’s drop-in service. If you've already submitted your application without completing the ID verification process, please contact the Home Office.

If you have any questions email

More information on the government website

Website and organisations who can help further

  • Visit the European Commission website for questions and answers which explain the rights of European and UK citizens in various situations
  • UK Citizenship for European Nationals provides free advice on obtaining residence documentation for EEA nationals and their family to attain settled status
  • Citizens Advice has information on Brexit and how it affects you; it also shows you how to contact your nearest Citizens Advice office if you think you've been discriminated against since the referendum (eg unfairly refused work or housing, or told your rights have changed); or if you're a homeless EU citizen
  • The Immigration Law Practitioners' Association has a searchable directory (based on area) for where you can get immigration advice
  • New Europeans has produced four survival guides for EU citizens living in the UK. They include information on:
    • citizenship rights post-Brexit
    • how to get involved in the community
    • how to get involved politically as an EU citizen
  • Migrants Children’s Advice Centre, run by Coram Children’s Legal Centre, advises EEA and EU Citizens, including children and young people and looked-after children and young people
  • The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has advice for Brexit-related advice for voluntary organisations
  • The Mayor of London’s EU Londoners Hub has information, advice about what the UK’s exit from the EU will mean for Londoners, as well as information on settled status translated into multiple European languages

Page last updated: 06 February 2020