EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
Dear Parent or Carer,
With the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) application deadline (30th June) fast approaching, the Home Office have requested support from schools in reminding parents, families and young people that if they are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, they and their family members may be eligible to apply to the Settlement Scheme. I am therefore sending you this message on behalf of the Home Office.
It is crucial that eligible parents apply to the Scheme themselves and check whether they need to do so on behalf of their children. Eligible children are required to have an application in their own right and no child of any age is covered by a parent’s application to the EUSS. There’s more information on this here on GOV.UK. https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/apply-settled-status-for-child
To provide additional guidance, a very clear EUSS leaflet (https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/livacuk/law/2-research/ecru/EU,Settlement,Scheme,-,Information,for,EU,or,EEA,citizen,children.pdf) has been produced by the University of Liverpool, in partnership with the Home Office It has been designed with children in mind and is intended to support both children and parents with information to help them apply to the EUSS. A set of accompanying FAQs are available too.( https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/law/research/european-childrens-rights-unit/campaigns/eu-settlement-scheme/?)
For additional guidance please refer to other EUSS resources: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-leaflet
A list of organisations providing additional EUSS guidance and information is available here : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-community-support-for-vulnerable-citizens/list-of-organisations.
Applications to the EUSS are free and can be made online at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme (https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/applying-for-settled-status), where you can also find out more information about how to apply.