The European Union Settlement Scheme

The rights and status of EU citizens living in the United Kingdom.

Are the rights and status of EU citizens changing?

The rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 30 June 2021.

Read about the EU Settlement Scheme for information about continuing to live and work in the UK after this date.

GOV.UK - EU Settlement Scheme (external website)

How do I apply for settled status or pre-settled status?

If you apply to the EU Settlement Scheme successfully, you’ll be able to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021 with either 'settled status' or 'pre-settled' status.

Find out:

Visit GOV.UK to see further information about applying to the EU Settlement Scheme:

GOV.UK - Applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (external website)

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

You can apply using any device, for example a laptop, Android device or iPhone.

Can I get help applying for settled or pre-settled status?

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) provides advice on EU settlement.

Citizens Advice - Preparing to apply for pre-settled and settled status (external website)

If you want to get in touch with the local CA, contact details of East Riding’s Citizens Advice service can be found at:


Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice - Contact (external website)

Can I get help with language?

Yes. The council uses an external translation and interpretation service to make sure those who don’t speak English or whose English is limited can still access our services. The provider covers over 400 languages, including British Sign Language and Braille. 

Video and telephone interpreting along with written translation services are available. 

Visit the languages accessibility page.

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