EU Citizens Living In the UK - Protect Your Rights May 21, 2021

If you are an EU Citizen (including citizens from EEA countries including Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Norway), protect your rights by applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.

The EU Settlement Scheme protects the rights you currently have in the UK including access to health care, benefits and pensions. The deadline for applications is the 30th June 2021. If you want to continue to live, work, or study in the UK, you must take steps to apply before this date. Both adults and children must apply. You must apply even if you have a permanent residence document, or have lived in the UK for a long time.

To help guide you through the steps you need to take to stay, you can access the Stay In Scotland package of support at

A support and advice service is also available for all citizens living in Scotland who are affected by the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme and may need additional information and support.

For more information please call the Citizens Advice Scotland Freephone national helpline on 0800 916 9847 or visit