EU: Exit means a number of changes that will affect citizens and businesses.
EU Settlement Scheme
EU Citizens who arrived in Scotland before 31 December 2020 and are staying in the UK after the 30th June 2021 you must apply for settled or pre-settled status:
- To remain legally in the UK.
- To be able to rent a property and access benefits in the UK.
- To secure employment in the UK.
- To access education and health services in the UK.
- Children who are not UK citizens must be registered, even if the were born in the UK.
- You do not need a National Insurance number to complete your application.
- After 30 June 2021, you may be required to prove that you have at lease submitted your application.
If you need free of charge help to submit your application for settled or pre-settled status, have questions about your circumstances or need additional support to find out if the scheme applies to you, or anyone in your family please contact the Citizens Rights Project:
Citizens Rights Project
Text or Whatapp: 07803102173 or 07518926137 (in English or any EU language)
Phone: 07803102173 (English and Polish) or 07518926137 (English and Spanish)
Email: EUSS@FEMIKS.org.uk or Info@citizensrightsproject.org (in English or any EU language)
Find out more about the EU Settlement Scheme and how to apply:
- EU citizens living in Scotland after EU exit (Scottish Government website)
- Applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (UK Government website)
Citizens Rights Project volunteers run monthly advice and support clinics.
They can support with:
- Making new EUSS applications
- Upgrading from Pre-Settled to Settled Status
- Following up on outstanding applications
- Joining family member applications
- Accessing digital profile and generating share codes
- Support to submit further requested evidence to Home Office
- Referral to higher level immigration advice
- 2nd Tier advice to agencies
When you come along to your appointment please bring your passport or other ID, National Insurance Number, proof of address and telephone. The information you share is confidential. Social distancing measures apply.
Turning Point Scotland’s office
45-49 Holburn Street
To book an appointment, or for more information, please email EUSSreferralsaberdeen@outlook.com.
The UK and Scottish Governments have produced advice and guidance to help individual citizens and businesses prepare for the process of leaving the EU. We have provided links to this information below:
- Brexit Transition (UK Government website)
- EU exit (Scottish Government website)
- Prepare for EU: Exit (UK Government website)
- Email alerts for EU citizens living in the UK
- How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal
- EU: Exit planning for businesses in Scotland
- Prepare your business or organisation for the UK leaving the EU
- Visiting the UK after EU: Exit
- Virtual events and webinars to support businesses