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EU Settlement Scheme

Suspension of EU Settlement Scheme service

York Register Office are only currently able to provide statutory services, due to coronavirus restrictions.

The EU Settlement Scheme service is therefore not available at this time.

The rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 30 June 2021.

Read about the EU Settlement Scheme on GOV.UK, for information about continuing to live and work in the UK after this date.

A letter for EU Citizens in York

We have written to every EU27 citizen in York who is identified on our electoral register, to make them aware of local support and advice with their settlement scheme applications.

If you are an EU27 citizen in York and have not yet received a letter, you can download the letter as this information applies to you.

Applying for settled status or pre-settled status

If you apply to the EU Settlement Scheme successfully, you’ll be able to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021 with either 'settled status' or 'pre-settled' status.

Find out:

Visit GOV.UK to see further information about applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.

The deadline for applying will be 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

You can apply using any device, for example a laptop, Android device or iPhone.

EU citizens can verify their identity at York Register Office

EU citizens who do not wish to send their documents by post or are not able to use the government’s ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app, can make an appointment at York Register Office to have their ID documents scanned and verified, before applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Document scanning appointments are available:

  • Mondays, from 1.00pm to 4.30pm
  • Tuesdays, from 1.00pm to 4.30pm

Waiting times may vary.

Family groups are welcome to attend the same appointment.

See York Register Office fees for details of the cost of appointments to apply for 'settled' or 'pre-settled' status at York Register Office. Payment is required at the time of booking.

At your appointment you must provide:

  • a valid mobile telephone number (we'll need to send you an SMS text generated PIN number during the appointment in order to proceed)
  • a valid email address (we'll need to send you an email with instructions on how to complete your application; you'll then complete your application yourself at a later time)
  • a valid biometric passport (EU citizens)
  • a biometric residence card (non-EU citizen family members)

We won't need to keep your identity document, and in most cases you won't be asked to send it anywhere else during your application.

Note: this service does not currently accept national identity cards.

Help applying for settled or pre-settled status

Citizens Advice York will offer full help and support to applicants, including help in filling in the form and advice on issues which may arise during the application process.

Book an 'assisted digital' help session with 'We Are Digital' for support completing the EU Settlement Scheme online application, if you don't have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the form:

  • telephone: 03333 445675
  • text: 'VISA' to 07537 416944

See further information on the EU Settlement Scheme Assisted Digital Service from GOV.UK.

EU Settlement Scheme appointments for large employers

Large employers can contact York Register Office to arrange appointments for groups of employees to have their documents scanned and verified at the workplace.

The workplace must have a good internet connection to enable this service.

Also see

York Register Office

56 Bootham, York, YO30 7DA

Telephone: 01904 654477