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EU Settlement Scheme

Some useful information that is available on the Bradford Council website in relation to the EU Settlement Scheme. There is a last push now from Bradford Council and it’s partners to ensure that we spread the message to as many families as possible that, if they are an EU citizen living in the UK without other means of leave to remain, they need to have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30th June 2021 in order to protect their rights to carry on living and working in the UK.


Who needs to apply?

EU citizens living in the UK must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 in order to protect their rights to carry on living and working in the UK. Citizens from any of the 27 EU states, EEA or Switzerland who are living in the UK. This includes Third Country Nationals - whose immigration status is dependent on an EU family member.


This does not apply to Irish citizens, or EU citizens who have Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or Indefinite Leave to Enter the UK (ILE), but they may still want to apply. People with a valid Permanent Residence (PR) document will need to exchange this for Settled Status as their document will become invalid after 31 December 2020.


Where to get support?

The scheme is free and the application process is online. For families who need support to navigate the application process, there are advice and helps hubs around the district offering free support and advice. They are listed here: 


More information is available here:


When families access the council webpage, they can click on the ‘speak’ link at the top right-hand side of the page and choose their home language which will translate the written text and read the information aloud in their chosen language.

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