Lambeth: Fee-free EU Settlement Support

17 December 2019

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council is supporting its EU residents applying for settled status ahead of Brexit, with fee free identity document scanning for those applying to the government’s EU Settlement Scheme.

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Lambeth: Fee-free EU Settlement Support

Most people are able to apply to the scheme via their Android mobile phones, but some residents value the extra support, reassurance and assistance being provided. Not all residents have access to the mobile technology or the confidence to use it unaided.

Word from the Cabinet

Cllr Jack Hopkins, Lambeth Council leader, said: “We know that our greatest asset is our diversity, and we value all of our communities, including all of our residents from the European Union. In Lambeth our EU citizens are an integral part of our communities and make an invaluable contribution to our businesses, the delivery of our public services, and to wider public life.

“While Lambeth was the borough in the country that voted most heavily for Remain, and as a council we are immensely proud of that, we know that the UK is expected to leave the European Union. We are working to manage the impact and uncertainty of this.

“That includes waiving the fees for the settlement scheme, lobbying government to improve the settlement scheme, funding community groups to provide advice to EU citizens and helping schools, charities and businesses to prepare for the impact of Brexit.”

EU, EEA or Swiss citizens, and their families, living in the UK can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after June 30, 2021. Successful applications result in either settled or pre-settled status.

For support, guidance and information on settled status in your own language, please visit the EU Londoners Hub:

Visit for more information.