European Settlement Scheme

If you’re a European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to get either settled or pre-settled status.

This will mean you can continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020, you will have until 30 June 2021 to apply for either settled or pre-settled status.

We are one of the local authorities supporting EU, EEA and Swiss citizens complete the ID verification part of the process.

Who can apply

Information on who is required to apply for pre-settled or settled status can be found on the Gov.uk website.

There will be no change to current rights under EU law until the end of the planned implementation period on 31 December 2020.

Identity verification

You’ll need a compatible Android phone or tablet if you want to scan your identity document yourself, this can be your own phone or tablet or someone else’s.

If your mobile phone or other device doesn’t have near field communication (NFC) you can bring your ID document to us, where it can be scanned and verified for you. You will then be able to make an application for pre-settled or settled status.

We will not need to keep your ID document and in most cases you should not be asked to send your passport anywhere else during your application for pre-settled or settled status.

The EU Settlement Service is available at:

Registration Service
The Record Office
Bow Lane
Preston
PR1 2RE

Monday to Thursday between 9.00am and 12 noon.

What to bring to your appointment

  • your current valid biometric EU, EEA or Swiss passport or a valid Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) for family members of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
  • a mobile phone that can receive text messages
  • a valid email address

Only the ID documents listed above can be checked by us.

After submitting your information you will receive an email with a link to continue your application.

The cost of the EU Settlement Service is £14

Find out more about the EU settlement scheme

You can get Assisted Digital support to use the EU Settlement Scheme online application form if you’re in the UK and do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the form.