Settled Status Advice for Roma/Romani People in the UK

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 ID card, you could check if you can download the app and start your application process. If you do not have a smartphone, or a phone with the right technology, you can have your documents scanned at a scanning centre. You will have to make an appointment and there may be a charge for this.

The Home Office has provided guidance on what they will accept as proof of residence. This includes a statement from an official charity or other organisation you may have had contact with over a period of time.

If any of your immediate relatives are not nationals of any of the countries above, they can still apply to the scheme if they live with you now and want to stay here. You can continue with their application once you have completed your own.

For more general queries please contact the Roma Support Group in the first instance. They also provide specific advice on Brexit.

Travelling Ahead can also provide you with further advice in Wales.

Legal aspects

If you have a query or concern about the legal aspect of your immigration status, or you have a criminal conviction you are concerned about, we suggest you contact our charity partner Here for Good.

The Law Centres Network may also be able to provide advice, depending on where you are in the UK.


If you are in Wales you can contact Newfields Law on, who are retained by the Welsh Government to provide free legal advice and support.


In Scotland Settled has partnered with Citizens Rights Project, who will be able to guide you to support and advice on applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland guidance and advice on the EU Settlement Scheme is offered through Advice NI, the independent advice network.

You can also leave a message here for us to contact you, so we can direct you to further support. We usually reply within one working day.

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