Latest Home Office information about European settlement in the UK:
EU citizens and their family members in the UK have until 31 December 2020 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, even in the event of a no-deal exit. More information on the EU Settlement Scheme and freedom of movement
EU Settlement Scheme who can apply
If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family may be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
For more information on how to apply for settled status and to find out whether you are eligible to apply please visit UK Visa and Immigration
Barnet Council ID verification process
Barnet Council are offering support with the digital ID verification process as part of your application to the Home Office.
If you can't use the ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app, we can check and verify your passport in person.
To access the Home Office app online you will need an Android phone with NFC (Near-Field Communication). You can check your phone settings to see if it has NFC - NFC is used by the app to scan your document.
If your mobile phone or other device can't access the online app and you're eligible to apply for settled status, you can attend an appointment at Barnet Register Office at Hendon Town Hall.
Your document will be scanned and verified. The scan will confirm your identity so that you’ll be able to make an application for settled status. We won't retain your passport and in most cases you won’t be asked to send your passport anywhere else during your application.
During your appointment, you will need:
- Your current valid EU biometric passport or valid biometric residence card
- A mobile phone that can receive SMS text messages
- A valid email address – you will be required to complete your application at a later date
Please note, this service does not accept national identity cards. We can't advise on eligibility or likelihood of success of your application.
The cost of the service is £14 (including VAT). Appointments will take place between 9am to 4pm, Monday to Wednesday.
To book an appointment, please call us on 0208 359 2074