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How to apply to the European Union Settlement Scheme

March 24, 2021
EU Transition Updates
Merton Chamber

Any EU nationals and their family members who want to continue to live and work in the UK must apply to the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) before 30 June 2021. If they miss this deadline, they may face deportation and lose access to the majority of welfare benefits (also known as no recourse to public funds).  

Please remind your EU employees that they (and their family members) need to apply for the scheme before the 30 June 2021 deadline.  

If your employees need help or advice, there are a number of local organisations assisting with EU Settlement Scheme applications. Please contact or signpost others to:

• Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth (CAML) have an adviser who can provide specialist advice on the EUSS. To access this support email eusettlement@caml.org.uk or telephone 07796 931 724.  

• The Polish Family Association are offering digital assistance and general advice. Your clients can book an appointment by calling them on 07917 401 064, or emailing info@polishfamily.org.uk.

There are also awareness sessions on the EU Settlement Scheme available. You can visit Eventbrite.co.uk/Brexit/EUSS to sign up for one or more of these sessions. They will help you assess whether your employees might need to apply, what barriers they face when applying and what will happen if they miss the scheme’s deadline.

Lastly, the Home Office have created an employer toolkit to make it easy for you to provide clear and accurate information to the EU citizens and family members you employ. This includes print and digital assets, covering the key areas of the EU Settlement Scheme: eligibility, the application process, the wide range of support available and the deadline.

Further information on the EUSS can be found at Gov.uk/euss and Merton.gov.uk/euss

For more information please visit the European Londoners Hub