Dear Parents and Carers,
This information came from a communication to Suffolk Schools this week. Please pass this on to anyone you think needs to know:
We are aware that many EU citizens living in Suffolk have still not applied for EU Settled Status (EUSS). This will impact on their ability to live, work and study in the UK in the future and so it is very important for you to make sure that parents of pupils at your education setting have applied. The government guidance states:
If you are an EU citizen, resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, you and your family members (including non-EU citizens) need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue to live, work and study in the UK beyond 30 June 2021.
‘EU citizens’ includes EEA and Swiss citizens, who can all apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
Even if you have lived in the UK for many years or you have a permanent residence document, you still need to apply.
You do not need to apply if you have indefinite leave to remain or enter, or you are an Irish citizen, but you can if you want to.
The online application checks your identity and UK residence, and asks you to declare any criminal convictions. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021.
Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme and find out more
The guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme has been translated into 25 European languages and Welsh:
In Suffolk the charity, GYROS, will be offering appointments on Mondays (10am to 3pm) at Volunteering Matters, Ipswich to support clients (free of charge) with their EU settled-status applications up until the deadline.
GYROS have limited space for drop-ins so they are requesting that clients book an appointment by calling their main office number: 01493 745260.