The EU Settlement Scheme closes on Wednesday 30th June.
Scottish Government has relaunched their “Stay in Scotland” campaign, encouraging EU, EEA and Swiss citizens to apply so they can carry on living, working, and studying in Scotland. The campaign will run on radio, digital, social and press in the coming weeks.
Children are not automatically covered by their parents’ settled status, and must be applied for separately. The Home Office now requires evidence that applying children were resident in the UK prior to the end of the Brexit transition period, on Thursday 31st December 2020.
A range of resources and information are also available for people applying to the EU Settlement Scheme, and those supporting them, including:
From Scottish Government:
- the Stay in Scotland campaign
- a toolkit which includes information leaflets, posters in different languages and national points of support
- Forth Valley Migrant Support Network:
- Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC)
- local Citizens Advice Bureaux – all contact information is available via the CVS Falkirk website (linked for your convenience)
- Citizens Advice Scotland’s Advice and Support Service, which operates a free national helpline, providing information, advice and support
- helpline: 0800 916 9847
- Citizens’ Rights Project
From the UK Government:
- the EU Settlement Scheme application page on the UK Government website
- how to get help applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (via the UK Government website)
- OISC campaign resources, which covers the importance of using registered Immigration Advisers and what to do if poor or illegal advice is given (with information available in 19 languages)