The EU Settlement Scheme is fully open. Now is the time to support your EU nationals to ensure they get the status they need to stay in the UK after Brexit for as long as they wish.
The service has been designed to make it as simple as possible for EU citizens and their family members to apply. During the public test phase earlier this year, over 200,000 applications were received from citizens of all 27 EU countries:
- 95% of applicants successfully used the mobile phone app to prove their identity remotely, most in under 10 minutes
- 88% of applicants were able to have their UK residence automatically checked by providing their National Insurance number
Your EU employees can apply to the Settlement Scheme free of charge. Applicants only need to prove their identity, demonstrate their UK residence, and declare any criminal convictions. You can find full guidance for them at: www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families. There are Android and Apple apps for proving their identity. Or they can visit an identity scanner location to help them complete this part of the application process or post document for verification. The EU Settlement Resolution Centre is available to advise. Telephone: 0300 123 7379