07.02.2019 Apply to stay in the UK after it leaves the EU

07.02.2019 Apply to stay in the UK after it leaves the EU

Who can apply

At the moment you can only apply if you are either of these:

  • are from the European Union (EU)
  • a family member of someone from the EU and you have a residence card with a biometric chip and ‘EU right to reside’ on the back

You must use the Home Office’s ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ Android app to confirm your identity.

How much it costs

On 21 January the Prime Minister announced that there will be no fee when the scheme opens fully on 30 March 2019. Anyone who has applied already, or who applies and pays a fee during the test phases, will have their fee refunded. Details of the refunds process will be published shortly.

If you want to apply now, the fee (which will be refunded) is:

  • £65 if you’re 16 or over
  • £32.50 if you’re under 16

It’ll be free to apply if you already have a valid ‘UK permanent residence document’ or you already have indefinite leave to remain in or enter the UK.

How long it takes

It usually takes about 30 minutes to complete the application.

You will get an email when the Home Office has made a decision.

You must be in the UK to apply.