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European Union Settlement Scheme

If you are a European Union (EU) citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to get either settled or pre-settled status.

This will mean you can continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020, you will have until 30 June 2021 to apply for either settled or pre-settled status.

Dudley MBC is one of the local authorities taking part in a pilot phase of the EU Settlement Scheme, before the scheme formally launches to the public in March 2019.

IMPORTANT - We are not yet offering this service, this web page will be updated as soon as we are able to provide the service which we anticipate to be from 26 February 2019. Our EU settlement service (EUSS) will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 12pm to 3pm.

Who can apply?

Information on who is eligible to apply during the pilot phase can be found on the Gov.uk website.

Please note that making an application in this pilot is entirely voluntary. There will be no change to current rights under EU law until the end of the planned implementation period on 31 December 2020.

Identity verification

You will need a compatible Android phone or tablet if you want to scan your identity document, this can be your own phone or tablet or someone else’s.

If your mobile phone or other device does not have near field communication (NFC) and you are eligible to apply for settled status during the pilot phase, you can bring your ID document to us, where it can be scanned and verified for you. You will then be able to make an application for settled status.

We will not need to keep your ID document and in most cases you should not be asked to send your passport anywhere else during your application for settled status.

When can I visit?

IMPORTANT - We are not yet offering this service, this web page will be updated as soon as we are able to provide the service which we anticipate to be from 19 February 2019.

If you are eligible to apply for settled status during the pilot phase and wish to use the Dudley EU Settlement Service, please visit Dudley Register Office, Priory Hall, Priory Park, Dudley DY1 4EU on any Tuesday or Thursday (except Bank Holidays) between 12pm and 3pm.

You DO NOT require an appointment for this service.

We are currently receiving a high volume of enquiries and we apologise if there is a delay in replying to your enquiry.

What to bring to the Register Office

  • your current valid biometric EU passport or valid biometric residence card
  • a mobile phone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email

Only the ID documents listed above can be checked during this pilot phase.

The cost of the EU Settlement Service is £14 (including VAT) per applicant.

More information

To find out more about the scheme please visit the Gov.uk website.