Brexit for European citizens: get your pre-settled status.

If you have just moved to the UK or if you are planning to move in the next few months, you must have heard about one of the Brexit consequences: settled and pre-settled status for European citizens.

You’ll find here the different steps to follow to get your status.

Settled and pre-settled status: what is it?

Pre-settled and settled status are two status set up by the Home Office to allow European citizens to keep living, working, using the health system in the UK after 30th June 2021.

Settled status

That’s the status given to the European citizens who have lived in the UK for more than 5 years.

Pre-settled status

It’s the status given to the European citizens who have lived in the UK for less than 5 years and who live there before 30th December 2020. This date is the deadline to move to the UK and get the pre-settled status.

Once obtained, the two status allow to:

  • Work in the UK (read our article about Employment)
  • Get free health care (read our article about Health)
  • Study
  • Get social and unemployment benefits
  • Travel  abroad from the UK 

How to get your status?

Logo de l'application EU Exit: Document Check
EU Exit: ID Document Check

To apply, you will need:

  • Proof of identity (passport or national identity card)
  • Proof of your residence in the UK

Then, download the EU Exit: ID Document Check app on your Android phone or iPhone (7 or above). You need to scan your document and enter your personal details.

The Home Office will send you an email with a link to follow up your status application.

Useful Links

On the government website : Stay in the UK: the EU settlement scheme