Citizenship Ceremonies

European Settlement Service

Service update

The EU Settlement Scheme document checking service is available by appointment only.  

EU Settlement Scheme

If you’re a European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss 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.

Isle of Wight Council is one of the local authorities supporting EU, EEA and Swiss citizens complete the ID verification part of the process.

Who can apply

Find out information from the government website on who is required to apply for pre-settled or settled status.

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

If your mobile phone or other device doesn’t have near field communication (NFC) you can make an appointment to 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 pre-settled or 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 pre-settled or settled status.

Please note that if you have already submitted your application for pre-settled or settled status then you are required to post your ID document to the Home Office even if you attend the local authority EU Settlement Service. If you have attempted self service and submitted your application without completing the ID verification process then please contact the Home Office.

If you wish to book an appointment to use the EU Settlement Service, please call Registrars on 01983 823233 and select Option 1.

What to bring to your appointment

You are required to bring the following:

  • Current valid biometric EU, EEA or Swiss passport or a valid Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) for family members of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
  • A mobile phone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email

Only the ID documents listed above can be checked by us, if you do not have one of these ID documents then please click on the link below for your options.

The cost of the EU Settlement Service is £14 per person. Payable by cash or card only.

The registrar cannot provide any advice on the application process or documents to be submitted.

The EUSS helpline number is 0300 123 7379.

Find out more about the EU settlement scheme.