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You can now get an EU Settlement Scheme application form by email
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You can now get an EU Settlement Scheme application form by email

Most people applying to the EU Settlement Scheme do so online. A minority of people cannot. This includes young children with no ID, and those who are not EU citizens but who nevertheless qualify for the EU Settlement Scheme under a variety of scenic routes (known to lawyers as Zambrano, Chen, Ibrahim, Surinder Singh and Lounes). Those people have to call the Settlement Scheme helpline and ask for a paper application form to be posted out, filled in and returned.

With 20 days to go before the Settlement Scheme deadline, the Home Office now says that these application forms can be sent and returned by email instead of by post. This doesn’t seem to be mentioned on its website yet, but officials have been letting lawyers and charities know in correspondence. Marianne Lagrue from Coram Children’s Legal Centre has the following message direct from the EUSS Grants Team:

With effect from Wednesday 9th June 2021 it is now possible to request paper application forms from the SRC [Settlement Resolution Centre] to be sent via email, this will hopefully speed up the process.

In addition to this, if required, it is also possible to submit a paper form via email, although this needs to be specifically requested when requesting the paper application.

Any bulk requests (no more than 10 per sheet) should be sent using the attached spreadsheet [here] with all required columns completed to EUSSGrants@homeoffice.gov.uk.

Presumably non-bulk requests for an emailed application form can also go to EUSSGrants@homeoffice.gov.uk; we’ll try to confirm that.

CJ is Free Movement's deputy editor. He's here to make sure that the website is on top of everything that happens in the world of immigration law, whether by writing articles, commissioning them out or considering pitches. When not writing about immigration law, CJ covers wider legal affairs at the website Legal Cheek and on Twitter: follow him @mckinneytweets.

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