Less than four weeks to apply for settled status

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Applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) now have less than four weeks to apply to the scheme.

EU citizens living in Dundee are being urged to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30th June 2021 if they haven’t done so already, and are being reminded that advice and support is available to help them through the process.

The EU Settlement Scheme is free and enables EU, other EAA and Swiss citizens living in the UK, and their families, to continue to live and work in the country.

Councillor Will Dawson, Dundee City Council’s cross-party Europe Group chairperson said: “The latest Home Office statistics show that around 8,000 EU citizens living in Dundee have already obtained settled or pre-settled status, but we believe there are others still to do so.

“It’s also important that parents eligible for the EUSS scheme check whether they need to apply on behalf of their children. Children need to have their own applications made to the scheme and aren’t covered by their parent’s EUSS application.

“We want to do everything we can to support EU citizens living in Dundee through the process.

“There are services available to support applicants with the scheme and I would urge anyone who has yet to register to do so – and to remind any friends, relatives, people they care for. Also, should anyone have any concerns, these specialist services can provide clarity about the process and assistance with it.

“In reality, there is very little time left and we want to ensure that everyone can continue to call Dundee and Scotland home, so it’s vitally important that affected citizens have their applications in before the deadline.”

Dundee City Council have compiled information for EU citizens, students and businesses on the council website: http://bit.ly/DundeeBrexitSupport

EU citizens who are having any difficulty in applying to the scheme can call the Citizens Advice Bureau’s free helpline on 0800 916 9847 between Monday and Friday available from 9am to 5pm.

Alternatively, assistance is available by contacting the Dundee CAB branch on 01382 214633 to arrange an appointment with a local adviser, or by emailing bureau@dundeecab.casonline.org.uk.

Settled, a UK-wide charity which exists to support EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit, provides information, advice and support services to help with the EUSS. Further information can be found on the Settled website at: https://settled.org.uk/.

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