As a result of Brexit, EU, EEA and EFTA Citizens living in the UK must confirm their immigration status by applying to the government’s EU Settlement Scheme. This does not include Irish citizens, who can live and work in the UK under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

There is no charge to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme and, if your application is successful, you will receive either Settled or Pre-Settled status. Both of these will mean you can continue to live in the UK, however you may need to take further action if granted Pre-Settled status.

If you don't apply, there is a very real risk that you will no longer be able to work in the UK, receive NHS treatments or claim benefits, so we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Applications to the EU Settlement Scheme close on 30th June 2021.

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Help with your application

Southway's Advice Team is always here to support you. Email the team on or contact us here to make an appointment. 

You can also get help from Europia, a Manchester-based charity specialised in supporting European expats living in the UK. The team can provide you with free, impartial advice and support you with your application.

You can visit Europia’s website or Facebook for more information. Alternatively, you can contact our Advice Team to be referred to their service.