Borough’s EU citizens urged to apply before settlement deadline
Applications must be made before 30 June
European Union nationals living in the Borough of Eastleigh are being urged by the Council to submit their applications to stay in the United Kingdom - by the end of June deadline.
Citizens of the EU, the European Economic Area (which includes Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or Switzerland - and their families - can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.
Those who apply will be given either settled status or pre-settled status. You won’t be asked to choose which you’re applying for: the status you get depends on how long you’ve been living in the UK when you apply. Your rights will be different depending on which status you get and when you started living in the UK. You may be able to stay in the UK without applying - for example, if you’re an Irish citizen or already have indefinite leave to remain.
Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, Councillor Keith House, said: “People from all parts of the European Union have made a huge contribution to our region over the years and we want our residents who are EU citizens to stay in the Borough of Eastleigh. With only three months left until the deadline, we’d urge anyone eligible to apply as soon as possible.”
Residents can find out more on the government’s main website covering Brexit related issues at www.gov.uk/eusettledstatus . A helpline number - 0300 123 7379 - is also available. Southampton Registry Office is the agency for applying for settled status in the Eastleigh Borough area.