EUSS – ID document scanners

An EU, EEA or Swiss national who is currently living in the UK can apply for ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-settled’ status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) in order to continue residing in the UK post Brexit.

If you have lived in the UK for a continuous 5 years period by 31 December 2020 (or by the date that the UK leaves the EU without a deal), you are able to apply for the ‘Settled’ status under the EUSS.

However, if you have not resided in the UK for a continuous 5 years, you can apply for the ‘Pre-settled’ status under the EUSS. Please note that you must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020 (or by the date the UK leaves the EU without a deal). You will then be able to lodge an application for ‘Settled’ status once you have reached 5 years’ continuous residence in the UK.

EUSS Statistics in June 2019

In July 2019, the Home Office has published the third statistics on the EUSS, up to 30 June 2019. The number of applications received in June 2019 was 121,000. Overall, the total number of applications received up to 30 June 2019 was 909,300, and 805,500 decisions were made. As a result, 65% were granted ‘Settled’ status whilst 35% were granted ‘Pre-Settled’ status. There were no refusals.

Proof of identity

Applicants will need to provide proof of identity as well as documents to show their residence in the UK. The EU, EEA or Swiss citizens can rely on a valid passport or a national identity card (ID) as evidence of identity. Non-EU family members, will need to submit their valid passport, as well as a biometric residence card or residence card.

Where can you scan your ID document?

The Home Office has released the locations where offering ID document scanning service, please click this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-id-document-scanner-locations/locations-offering-chip-checker-services

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