Settled Status Scheme

21st February 2019

The settled status scheme will open fully by 30 March 2019 but a test phase is open to some EU citizens and their family members now.

People can only apply in the test phase if they’re either:

  • a passport holder from the EU
  • a family member of someone from the EU, and you have a residence card with a biometric chip and ‘EU right to reside’ on the back

You’ll also need access to an Android phone to apply in the test phase.

On 21 January the Prime Minister announced that there will be no fee when the scheme opens fully on 30 March 2019 but until then, during the test phases, a fee will apply but will be fully refunded.

The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021. The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

For more information please review the Settled Status Scheme website.