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EU Settlement Scheme

Supporting you with your application to the EU Settlement Scheme 

You must be a resident of the London Borough of Sutton and present evidence to confirm your residency when attending at Sutton Register Office.  For non-Sutton residents please visit the Register Office in the borough you live in.

Scanning and verification of identity documents can be completed in advance of an application for the EU Settlement Scheme.

This service is available to European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss citizens with a valid passport, and to their non-EU, non-EEA or non-Swiss family members with a biometric residence card issued by the UK.

If you do not have access to an Android device with near field communication (NFC), you can bring your passport or biometric residence card to Sutton Register Office, where it can be scanned and verified for you. The purpose of the scan is to confirm your identity so that you will be able to make an application to the EU Settlement Scheme.

You must not start your application before you attend as you will not be eligble to use this service.

Use of the app is optional, and you may if you prefer, send your identity document to the Home Office by post to verify your identity.

Full details of the application process to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme are given on the GOV.UK wesbite.

Where to attend:

If you wish to get your biometric passport or biometric residence card scanned, please attend at:

Sutton Register Office

25 Worcester Road

Sutton, SM2 6PR

Hours of Service:

We provide a drop-in service between Monday-Wednesday 9.00am - 11.30am only on a first come-first served basis.

Anyone attending outside of these hours will not be seen.

What to bring:

  • your current valid biometric EU, EEA or Swiss passport or a valid Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) issued by the UK for family members of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizens
  • a mobile phone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email
  • proof of residency in the London Borough of Sutton eg.Most recent Council Tax Bill, Photo Driving Licence, Bank Statement dated within 1 month or Utility Bill dated within 3 months

Only the ID documents listed above can be checked by us, if you do not have one of these ID documents then please click on the link below for your options.

We will not need to keep your identity document and in most cases, you will not be asked to send it anywhere else during your application.

In some cases, the Home Office may ask you to attend a further appointment or send in your identity document for a decision to be made on your application.

Further information on staying in the UK after Brexit.