EU Settlement Scheme - ID verification appointments

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 Wednesday 31 December 2020, you will have until Wednesday 30 June 2021 to apply for either settled or pre-settled status.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is one of the local authorities supporting EU, EEA and Swiss citizens complete the ID verification part of the process. 

Information on who is required to apply for pre-settled or settled status can be found on the Gov.uk website.

There will be no change to current rights under EU law until the end of the planned implementation period on Wednesday 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. See Gov.uk website for more information about the app.

If your mobile phone or other device doesn’t have near field communication (NFC) you can make an appointment to 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 by yourself, using the link in the email you will receive after using our service.

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 make an appointment or have any further enquiries, please contact us on 01628 796422  or email: [email protected].  

The cost of the EU Settlement ID-Verification Service is £14 (including VAT). We accept payment by credit or debit card.
 
What to bring to your appointment:

  • Your current valid biometric EU passport or valid biometric residence card.
  • A mobile phone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email.

Please note: 

This service does not currently accept national identity cards. Only the ID documents listed above can be checked.

  • if you have already submitted your application for pre-settled or settled status then you are required to post your ID document to the Home Office even if you attend the local authority EU Settlement Service.
  • if you have attempted self service and submitted your application without completing the ID verification process then please contact the Home Office.