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Brexit and You

Find information on the Brexit process, information for residents and businesses, and the EU Settlement Scheme.


  • Where to find more information on Brexit.

Brexit and You is your guide to all things Brexit, including:

  • The Brexit process  - keep up to date with progress on Brexit and how Essex is preparing for Brexit
  • Information for residents - living and working in the UK after Brexit, international travel and driving
  • Information for businesses and employers - information for businesses and employers to help prepare for Brexit
  • EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status) - if you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen.

Go to the Brexit and You website

EU Settlement Scheme

If you're an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK as you do now. The EEA includes the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

GOV.UK has prepared a step by step guide to help you understand if you need to apply and what you'll need to do if you decide to stay in the UK. This is also available in 26 European languages.

To find out what you need to do and when, use the online tool on GOV.UK.

The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

If you need digital assistance completing your EU Settlement please visit Colchester’s Library Community Hub, where a staff member will be able to assist you.

Are you applying to the EU Settlement Scheme?

1. The first step is to verify your identity. Watch this useful video to learn more about the two ways of doing this:

2. One of the ways you can do that is with the Home Office Document Check app. Watch this video for some top tips:

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