EU Settlement Scheme
Time is running out to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the 30 June 2021 deadline.
Except in a few cases, you need to apply if:
- you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
- you’re not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, but your family member is (or is an eligible person of Northern Ireland)
- The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
This means you need to apply even if you:
- were born in the UK but are not a British citizen - you can check if you’re a British citizen if you’re not sure
- have a UK ‘permanent residence document’
- are a family member of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen who does not need to apply - including if they’re from Ireland
- are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen with a British citizen family member
If you have children, you need to apply for them separately.
Information for residents, business and employers
As of 1 January 2021, new rules apply to things such as:
- Staying in the UK if you're an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
- Living and working in the EU
- Travelling to the EU
- Moving goods to or from Northern Ireland
- Importing goods from the EU
- Exporting goods to the EU
- Driving abroad
- Consumer rights when you buy from EU countries
You can find information and guidance on the new Brexit rules on the GOV.UK website.
There is also a Brexit checker tool on the GOV.UK website which you can use to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family.
Find out what bespoke advice businesses can receive from Trading Standards on importing, exporting and moving different types of goods, as well as safety, labelling and testing.