New EU Settlement Pilot Scheme

The Home Office has now launched the next stage of the Settled Status pilot scheme which extends who can apply.

The pilot is now available to:

  • Citizens of the European Union
  • Family members of someone from the EU that have a residence card with a biometric chip and 'EU right to reside' on the back 

You must still use the Home Office’s 'EU Exit: ID Document Check' Android app to confirm your identity.

Please use the following link to apply:

In March 2019 it will be possible to apply for a Settled/Pre Settled visa without using the Android app as other ways of applying will become available.

The Home Office have announced that that the £65 fee for Settled and Pre Settled status will not apply when the scheme opens in March 2019 and that those who have, or will, apply through the pilot scheme will have their fee refunded by the Home Office. You can still claim for any Permanent Residence card application made after the referendum.

University employees can claim the cost of their Permanent Residence card application by submitting an expense claim in the normal way. For how to claim and other ‘Brexit’ information’, please see:

The scheme is still not yet open for non EU EEA countries and Swiss citizens but the Home Office have confirmed that non EU EEA countries and Swiss citizens will be able to apply when the full system starts in March 2019.

If you have any queries, wish to discuss your status, or have questions about the EU Settlement Scheme, please contact either: or