EU Settlement Scheme Update
28 May 2020
The Home Office has announced that the support services and application routes for those applying for an EU Settlement Agreement are back up and running.
At the start of the pandemic, the postal route for submitting documents was suspended and applicants had to use the EU Exit: ID Document Check app. Some applicants were unable to access the app, which delayed their application. In-line with public health guidance, the support offices have now reopened to process postal applications. Support via email and telephone can still be accessed seven days a week via the EU Settlment Resolution Centre.
Unfortunately, the ID document sacnner locations are still suspended following the latest public health guidance to protect staff. However, the Home Office has advised that they together with their delivery partners are keeping the situation under constant review and will endeavour to reinstate ID document scanner locations to their original capacity as soon as possible.
Applicants are reminded that there is still more than a year left before the deadline of 30 June 2021 for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme. The Home Office’s latest statistics confirmed that so far there have been more than 3.5 million applications to the scheme with more than 3.2 million applications concluded.
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