I need help with Settled Status

As a charity Settled works with at-risk EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens to help them secure their immigration status in the UK.

General advice and answers

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This page is an introduction to Settled Status and the application process.

This page lists questions that were asked frequently by people applying for Settled Status, along with the answers.

Here is some important Settled Status information in leaflet format, and as PDF downloads.

My circumstances

Settled has also prepared advice pages for you, relevant to your circumstances.

This page provides advice for the elderly and people with severe health conditions, and their carers. You can also find a downloadable leaflet with advice for the elderly and people with severe health conditions, and […]

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The EU Settlement Scheme applies to all EU Citizens, regardless of the length of their stay in the UK or whether they are married to a British Citizen or not. If you arrived before 31 […]

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If you have reached this page, we presume you are either able to access information on a computer or a smartphone or you are assisted by a relative or carer. If that is the case, […]

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As a Roma or Romani, you can apply for Settled Status if you hold the nationality of any of the EU countries. If you have an Android smartphone and you have a passport or national […]

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If you are from outside the EU, you may be able to apply if: you’re a family member of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen; you’re the family member of a British citizen and you […]

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If you are a care leaver, the Local Authority that provided your care may still have responsibility for your application, depending on your age. It is their responsibility to identify eligible children, including those where […]

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Being homeless or having no fixed address won’t prevent you from applying for Settled Status, but you may have problems in providing some the information the Home Office asks for. For example, you may find […]

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In the UK, around one in nine workers are engaged in precarious employment. This includes low paid self-employment, zero-hour contract work or agency work. Many work in the so-called gig-economy, relying on apps to secure […]

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Your personal circumstances may make it difficult for you to apply for Settled Status, or to provide the evidence of residence and ID required. You may also have concern for your safety and the safety […]

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If you do not have access to your passport or ID card, this could be because someone else has hold of this and will not give it to you. You may be too afraid to […]

Settled Status for Joining Family Members

If you are the close family member of an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, or the close family member of their spouse or civil



For general advice, please see the Applying for Settled Status page.

If you still have questions then see Frequently Asked Questions, with answers.