EU Settlement Scheme

If you’re a European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to get either settled or pre-settled status.

This will mean you can continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020, you will have until 30 June 2021 to apply for either settled or pre-settled status.

Southwark Council is one of the local authorities supporting EU, EEA and Swiss citizens complete the ID verification part of the process. 

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal

You will need to be living in the UK before it leaves the EU to apply. The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020.

Who can apply?

Information on who is required to apply for pre-settled or settled status can be found on the website. There will be no change to current rights under EU law until the end of the planned implementation period on 31 December 2020.

Identity verification

You’ll need a compatible Android phone or tablet if you want to scan your identity document yourself, this can be your own phone or tablet or someone else’s.

If your mobile phone or other device doesn’t have near field communication (NFC) you can make an appointment to bring your ID document to us, where it can be scanned and verified for you. You will then be able to make an application for pre-settled or settled status. 

We won't 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 pre-settled or settled status.

Due to high demand we're now offering a walk in service, which is available Monday to Thursday 9am to 11am and 1pm to 3pm. This service is located at 34 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8QA
If you've already submitted your application for pre-settled or settled status, you're required to post your ID document to the Home Office even if you attend the local authority EU Settlement Service. If you've attempted self service and submitted your application without completing the ID verification process, contact the Home Office.

If you have any further enquires, email

Page last updated: 10 February 2020