EU Settlement Scheme support available

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With less than a year until the closing date to apply for the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS), EU/EEA and Swiss citizens, living in Dundee, are being urged to make use of the available support and apply for settled status.

The settlement scheme is free and can enable EU, other EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK, and their families, to continue to live and work in the UK after 30th June 2021.

Councillor Will Dawson, Dundee City Council’s cross-party Europe Group chairperson, said: “We want to do everything we can to support the EU citizens living in Dundee to achieve settled status.

“There are very helpful services available to support applicants through the process.

“I would urge anyone who has any concerns, big or small, to reach out to these specialist services so they can provide assistance and clarity.

“The settlement scheme will run for a limited period of time until the end of June next year, but it is important that applications are submitted well before then.”

Despite the ongoing challenges around Coronavirus, EUSS support services continue to operate to help EU citizens to apply for settled status.

Councillor Lynne Short, Equalities, Fairness & Older People spokesperson for Dundee City Council, said: “It’s important that the EU citizens living in Dundee understand the extent of the support that is available to them.

“There are many local and national resources, delivered in different languages to help individuals or families.

“In addition to this, there is accessibility-friendly support to meet individuals’ needs.”

The Citizens’ Rights Project Scotland and the Royal Association for Deaf People have organised a free British Sign Language (BSL) information and Q&A event to support EU/EEA/Swiss nationals and their family members with the EU Settlement Scheme.

The event will take place digitally on Friday 24th July, between 11:00am and 12:30pm. To take part, please contact info@citizensrightsproject.org.

Support services, advice and guidance for citizens, businesses and students can be found on the Dundee City Council website.

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