After you’ve applied
If your application is successful, a letter will be emailed to you confirming your settled or pre-settled status.
Find out what rights you get for each status.
Viewing and proving your status
The letter you get from the Home Office which confirms your status will include a link to an online service. You can use this service to view and prove your status.
You cannot use the letter itself to prove your status.
You will not get a physical document unless both of the following apply:
- you’re from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland
- you do not already have a biometric residence card
You can still prove your rights in the UK until 31 December 2020 with your passport or national identity card (if you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen), or with your biometric residence document.
Updating your details
You must keep your details up to date, for example if you get a new passport.
Applying for citizenship
You’ll usually be able to apply for citizenship 12 months after you’ve got settled status.
If the Home Office finds a mistake in your application
The Home Office will contact you before making a decision on your application, so you can correct the error.
They’ll also tell you if you need to provide more evidence before they can make a decision.
If your application is unsuccessful
You may be able to apply for an administrative review of the decision.
You cannot currently appeal the decision.
You can apply again at any time until 30 June 2021, or until 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
If you already have an outstanding immigration application
In most cases, your outstanding immigration application will not be considered if you apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. You’ll get a refund for your outstanding application.
Contact UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to find out how your outstanding immigration application will be affected.