EU Settlement Scheme

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The deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021. Here's how you can help...

All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, should apply without delay at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme so that they can continue to work, study, and access free healthcare and benefits in the UK after 30 June 2021.

 

How can you help?

  • Be informed-  There is a wealth of information available on the gov.uk website, Bradford Council website and via the voluntary organisations. We are trying to publish information of help to schools on BSO too. Help staff, parents and carers with the EU Settlement Scheme-Let staff, parents and carers who are citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland know that they’ll need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK. Consider doing this individually, through newsletters or briefings.
  • Publicise and signpost to the FREE support available- Applicants should not be paying to make an application to the EUSS. Direct them to their nearest support hub, information available here: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/your-community/brexit-and-the-settlement-scheme/access-support, share content through your home/school communication channels and signpost families to www.gov.uk/help-eu-settlement-scheme
  • Identify families who may need additional support- Consider children who are vulnerable and/or having additional support needs. Do you need to have further discussions with these families to ensure they are taking the necessary steps? Could you refer them into one of the support hubs?
  • Support families with gathering evidence-Families may request you to provide evidence to support their application such as a  letter showing the dates that child has been on roll and attending.
    For more information about the EU Settlement Scheme visit https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

 

Key points:

  • If an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and their family members have lived in the UK for many years or have a permanent residence document or EEA Biometric Residence Card (BRC), they still need to apply to the EUSS (or apply for British Citizenship) by 30 June 2021 to continue to live and work in the UK.
  • An application must be made for every eligible child within a family. Parents should apply on behalf of their children, even if they have already applied and been granted a status themselves.
  • Eligible close family members living overseas can apply to join an EU, EEA or Swiss family member who started living in the UK by 31 December 2020. They can apply to come to the UK at any point. More information on joining family members can be found on GOV.UK.
  • Those who have successfully applied to the EUSS can access their pre-settled or settled status online, update their personal details, and get a ‘share code’ to provide their  status to others at www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigration-status.

 

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Published: 04/06/2021
Audience: ALL
Contact: Amy Petschak

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