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Settled status and pre-settled status for EU employees

The Government reopened its pilot EU Settlement Scheme on 21 January 2019. The scheme is now open to all EU citizens and their non-EU citizen family members (if they hold a valid biometric residence card), who will be able to apply for the immigration status they will need once the UK has left the EU.

Participation in this scheme is entirely voluntary at this stage, however successful applications will not need to submit a new application when the scheme rolls out nationally in March 2019.

Participation in the EU settlement scheme requires applicants to have access to an Android device with near field communication (NFC) capability to use the government ID checking app. We know that many of our EU staff do not have access to a suitable Android device, so we have arranged for compatible phones to be available for staff to use.

If you need to use this facility you must make an appointment by calling extension 22421 (023 8059 2421), the phones are located in Human Resources Reception, Building 26, Highfield Campus, 09:00 – 16:30 Monday to Friday.  You will also be required to bring your own mobile as this is needed as part of the application process.

Please note that the phones are for staff and their family members only, students should contact Student Services on 023 8059 9599 should they wish to use a phone. 

Reimbursement Claims

***The Government announced on 21 January 2019 that the £65 fee for applying for settled status will be scrapped and anyone who has paid the fee during the pilot phase will be refunded by the Government, although no details have been provided yet.

Once the relevant information has been shared by Government, we will providing further information about the implications of this announcement for staff who have already been reimbursed this fee by the University.

Staff continue to have the option to seek reimbursement from the University, but should be aware that the University will need to reclaim this money once the Government starts refunding applicants.***

To claim reimubrsement, please complete the form here:

Settled Status Reimbursement Claim Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the frequently asked questions on the settlement scheme pilot:


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