More than 3 million have already been granted status with more than a year left to go until the deadline for applications. In the South East, as of June 2020, 432,290 EU Citizens have received an outcome from their Settled Status application, out of an estimated total of 452,000 EU nationals. Applications are still being processed currently, but they will take longer due to Covid-19. Please see more information below:
Home Office support services and application routes have now all fully reopened in line with public health guidance. This includes the reopening of the postal route for submitting identity documents for applicants who are unable to use the EU Exit: ID Document Check app to verify their identity.
The EU Settlement Resolution Centre continues to provide support 7 days a week by email and telephone, in line with public health guidance to work from home where possible.
A video that explains the support available for applicants can be found here. Please feel free to share this on your social media channels and with others in your network.
There are 57 voluntary and community sector organisations across the UK which can offer assistance online, over the telephone or by email to help more vulnerable or at-risk people to apply. Please check with the individual organisations for further details. There is a postcode checker within the link which will guide you to your nearest support organisation.
Additional support is available for those who do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to apply online through Assisted Digital, which can offer assistance over the telephone.
Communications materials have been translated into 26 languages and alternative formats can also be requested.
The ID document scanner locations are currently suspended at this time following the latest public health guidance to protect staff. However, the Home Office and our delivery partners are keeping this situation under constant review and will endeavour to reinstate ID document scanner locations to their original capacity in line with public health guidance.
There is still more than a year left before the deadline of 30 June 2021 for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.