Use this guide to find out what happens next, after you have applied for the EU Settlement Scheme.

Check your email for the outcome of your application

Check your email regularly as the Home Office approval letter will be sent to the email address you provided for your application.

You should check your ‘junk mail’ or ‘spam’ folder too, as the approval letter can sometimes end up in there.

It is likely to take around five working days for the Home Office to process your application if no further information is required, but it can sometimes take up to a month. If further information is required or your application is complex, it can take longer than this. You can call the Home Office EU Settlement Scheme Resolution Centre number on 0300 123 7379 to ask for an update on your application.

Once you receive the approval email, print it off or save it in your inbox for future reference. Although this is not proof of your status, you may want to refer to the information provided in the letter later to update the information held by the Home Office.