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.

Southampton Registration Services is one of the local authorities supporting EU, EEA and Swiss citizens complete the ID verification part of the process. 1 million people have now got status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

After your ID has been scanned and verified apply at GOV.UK

Who can apply?

Information on who is required to apply for pre-settled or settled status can be found on the GOV.UK website.  This guide is also available in 26 European languages.

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 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 use the EU Settlement scanning and verifying service, please feel free to use our walk in service. The service is offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings 9am to 11am, and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday afternoons 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Please do not apply online before you visit us, as we will be unable to complete the service for you once you have applied online. The address is:

Southampton Register Office
6a Bugle Street
SO14 2AJ

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 refer to GOV.UK's EU Settlement Scheme pages to review your options.

The cost of the EU Settlement Service is £14 per person.

Please do not apply online before you visit us.

Southampton Registration Services would like to wish you all the best with your application.

Contact Southampton Registration Services