EU Settlement Scheme pilot

Posted by ep273 at Nov 08, 2018 03:02 PM |
Ahead of the public launch in March 2019, the Home Office is currently testing its new online EU Settlement Scheme system.

The Home Office has confirmed that EU citizens (or non-EU family members) working in higher education institutions will be able to take part in this testing ahead of the public launch, if they wish to do so.


Who can take part in the pilot?

Applicants for the pilot must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Is an EU citizen, or non-EU citizen family member of an EU citizen (please note this does not currently include citizens from Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein or Switzerland)
  • Is working at a Higher Education Institution on the Tier 4 sponsor register (this includes the University of Leicester)
  • If an EU citizen, has a valid biometric passport (an e-passport with a digital chip)
  • If a non-EU citizen family member of an EU citizen, has a biometric residence card with 'EU Right to Reside' on the back, which was applied for on or after 6 April 2015

Please note that applicants for the pilot will also need to access an Android device to download the app which verifies your identity.


How to apply

A further announcement will be made once this pilot phase goes live. Applicants will then be able to access a link to register their details and complete their online application.

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

Further information on the EU Settlement Scheme and what this means can be found here.

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