If you are an EU citizen looking for support to do with applying for settled status, there are a few useful groups, websites and resources available that can help you to find out more.
Please make sure that you check carefully whether any other information you are looking at is reliable. There are a number of websites claiming to offer support when they instead seem to have been set up to generate advertising revenue. These websites do not have a verifiable high quality partner identified and often do not contain any information on the people behind the site. Please be careful and if in doubt seek the support of those with trusted partners.
Additionally, please also note that giving immigration advice is illegal unless you are permitted to do so. As Colin Yeo, immigration and asylum barrister, explains:
Under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 it is illegal to give immigration advice to an individual unless the person giving the advice is specifically permitted to do so. The maximum penalty is two years in prison. Regulated lawyers like solicitors, barristers and CILEX advisers are authorised. Non-lawyers who want to give immigration advice must register with the OISC.
Struggling with the situation?
We know from the emails we received that many EU citizens are struggling with the situation. If you are one of them please talk to someone.
- Samaritans – for everyone
Call: 116 123
- Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – for men
Call: 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day
Visit the webchat page
- Papyrus – for people under 35
Call: 0800 068 41 41 – Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm
Text: 07786 209697
- Childline – for children and young people under 19
Call: 0800 1111 – the number won’t show up on your phone bill
- The Silver Line – for older people
Call: 0800 4 70 80 90