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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

EU Settlement Scheme

If you're an EU citizen, you and your family can now apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021 - or 31 December 2020 should the UK leave the EU without a deal. 

Who can apply

Visit for information on who is eligible to apply.

How to apply

You can apply for presettled or settled stats using the online form available on

Identity Verification

As part of the process you need to scan and verify your biometric ID documents (for example your passport or residence card) either on your phone or tablet. See to check if you can use the app on your phone

To verify and scan your documents, download the EU Exit ID Document Check app in the App Store (for iPhones) or in Google Play (for android devices).

Get help to scan and verify your ID documents

If you are not able to scan and verify your ID documents, we can do this for you at one of our Customer Access points

We are available in the following Customer Access Points from 8.30am until 11.30am and from 2.30pm until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please be aware this is a drop in service and you may have to wait.

You do not need to make an appointment but please be aware that this is a drop in service and you may have to wait. 

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