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Staying in the UK if you’re an EU Citizen (EU Settlement Scheme)


If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme if you want to continue living in the UK. If your application is successful, you'll get either settled or pre-settled status.

The deadline for applying to the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021.

Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (GOV.UK).

Advice services in Merton

A number of local organisations are offering support to residents applying for the EU Settlement Scheme.

Citizens Advice service

Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth (CAML) have a specialist adviser who can provide free help and advice to people who live, work or study in Merton, including:

  • assessing eligibility for settled or pre-settled status
  • help with applications
  • appeal advice and assistance
  • help with judicial reviews
  • ongoing support for complex cases

To access the support email or telephone 07796 931 724

We have allocated funding to the service from the Brexit fund allocated to us by the Government.

South West London Law Centres

Free legal advice for EU nationals worried about their status in the UK, who are in difficult or disadvantaged circumstances. Also offering help to agencies working with vulnerable EU citizens.

South West London Law Centres

Polish Family Association

The Polish Family Association are offering digital assistance and general advice. To book an appointment, please call them on 07917401064, or email

They can't advise on eligibility or likelihood of success of your application.

ID document scanning services

If you are applying for the EU Settlement Scheme, and you don't have access to a mobile phone or tablet that you can use the ID Document Check app on, these services can scan it for you.

  • Polish Family Association (free) – see contact details above

Translated guidance

Government helpline

Contact the EU Settlement Resolution Centre helpline (GOV.UK)
Help and information about your EU Settlement Scheme application

Get help using a computer to apply online

You can get support over the phone if you need help filling in the settlement scheme application form online. You can send an email at or book a phone appointment on 03333 445 675, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

Other sources of help and advice