You can start your application for settled or pre-settled status online through the (settled and pre-settled status).
If your application is successful, you will not receive a physical
document unless you are a non-EEA family member and do not already have a
biometric residence card. Instead, you’ll be able to get proof of your status
through an online service.
As part of the application you will be required to evidence the
Your identity and nationality
You will be asked to upload a passport or valid national identity card
digitally using an app on an Android phone or tablet with OS 6.0 or above (you
can use someone else's phone to do this). Please note that this process will
only work if your document has a biometric chip, if you do not, you will be
able to send your documents by post instead.
You can also make an appointment to scan your ID document at a number of
service locations across the UK. Please
follow this link and enter your postcode to find your nearest location: https://www.gov.uk/id-scan-eu-settlement-scheme.
Your residence in the UK
If you are applying for settled status, you will need to show that you
have been living in the UK for 5 continuous years. If you have a National
Insurance number and worked in the UK, your application will automatically link
to HMRC UK tax records to establish the duration of your residency. Please see
the UK Home Office website for
other types of acceptable evidence of residency.
If you are applying for pre-settled status, you can upload your student
status letter to show that you are currently living in the UK.
As part of the online application, you will be asked to upload a recent
digital photo of your face.
If applicable, you will be asked to provide any information about
criminal convictions and these will be checked against UK crime databases.