1. When you can apply
The EU Settlement Scheme is open. You can apply now if you meet the criteria.
1.1 The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.
Which status you get may depend on when you apply.
1.2 If the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
You will need to be living in the UK before it leaves the EU to apply. The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020.
2. What is the EU settlement scheme?
The Home Office EU Settlement Scheme has been designed to provide EU citizens and their families with a route to living and working in the UK beyond 31 December 2020.
3. Do EU citizens need permanent residence?
As an EU national, you automatically acquire the right of permanent residence in another EU country if you have lived there legally for a continuous period of 5 years.
Helpful videos about…
The EU Settlement Scheme (very simply, English language, very informative)
A short video about EU Settlement – How to Apply
EU settled status application scheme walk-through (long one)
EU settled status walk-through – applying for children
Guide in the Polish language with handy links for Polish citizens
Guide in the Polish language from gov.uk for Polish citizens