Nationality Services

EU Settlement Checking Service

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 precautions we will no longer be running any EUSC appointments. We will keep this page updated with further information.   

If you’re a European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to get either settled or pre-settled status. This will mean you can continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020, you will have until 30 June 2021 to apply for either settled or pre-settled status.

We are one of the local authorities supporting EU, EEA and Swiss citizens complete the ID verification part of the process.

Who can apply?

Information on who is required to apply for pre-settled or settled status can be found on the Gov.uk website.

There is a step by step guide to the application process here.

There will be no change to current rights under EU law until the end of the planned implementation period on 31 December 2020.

Identity verification

You’ll need a compatible Android phone or tablet if you want to scan your identity document yourself, this can be your own phone or tablet or someone else’s.
If your mobile phone or other device doesn’t have near field communication (NFC) you can make an appointment to bring your ID document to us, where it can be scanned and verified for you. You will then be able to make an application for pre-settled or settled status.
We will not need to keep your ID document and in most cases you should not be asked to send your passport anywhere else during your application for pre-settled or settled status.

If you wish to book an appointment to use the EU Settlement Service, please email [email protected] with your full name, address and contact details.


If you live in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames this service is free of charge and you will be asked to provide proof of your address before your appointment. Applicants living outside of the borough can still book an appointment at a cost of £14 per applicant.

What to bring to your appointment

  • your current valid biometric EU, EEA or Swiss passport or a valid Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) for family members of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
  • a mobile phone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email

Only the ID documents listed above can be checked by us, if you do not have one of these ID documents then please click on the link below for your options.

Find out more about the EU settlement scheme

After your application

If your application for settled or pre-settled status is successful following your appointment, you will receive an email with digital proof of their status. You will not receive any physical copies of your status under the current process. After 31 December 2020 you will be required to show your digital proof of settled or pre settled status as proof that you are eligible to work and remain in the UK.