EU Settlement Scheme

Hull City Council has supported EU Citizens access the EU Settlement Scheme since the government launched the initial pilot phase in 2018.

The EU Settlement Scheme allows EU Citizens and their family members to get the immigration status they need to continue to live, work and study in the UK.  This status means they will continue to be eligible for public services, such as healthcare and schools as well as public funds and pensions.   Successful applicants will be given either settled or pre-settled status.

Residents who are an EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens should apply for the scheme, including individuals who are EU, EEA or Swiss citizens with a British citizen family member and those were born in the UK but are not a British Citizen.

Full details of the scheme and a link to use to make an application can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/applying-for-settled-status 
 
The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021 and the scheme is free to access.

The online application form is straightforward and can be accessed using a computer, tablet or mobile phone.  There are three key parts to the application identity, residence in the UK and criminality.  

Identity verification is achieved by scanning a biometric passport, which prevents the need for important ID documents to be sent in the post.  An ‘ID checker App’ which allows applicants to scan and submit their own ID documents can be downloaded to an Android or Apple device.  

For those who are unable or reluctant to use their own device, Hull City Council Registration Service can help citizens complete this necessary ID verification using devices supplied to them by the Home Office. 

If you would like to arrange an appointment with the Hull Registration Service please contact us at register.office@hullcc.gov.uk for more information. We also offer a walk in service which is available

Monday to Friday 9.00 am until 4.30 pm

Wednesday 10.30 am until 4.30 pm

For us to support ID verification the applicant must have either a current valid biometric EU passport or a valid biometric residence card (for Non-EU nationals, the BRP card must state you are a family member of an EU national). You must also have a mobile phone to receive a text message.

There is a fee of £14 per applicant for this service, this fee needs to be paid at the time of booking the appointment.

Unfortunately, we cannot support citizens who have already attempted to use the self-service application.