10,000 apply to Jersey's EU Settlement Scheme

10,000 people have applied for Jersey's EU Settlement Scheme as the UK formally leaves the European Union today (31 January 2020).

The scheme allows EU citizens to continue living in Jersey after Brexit.

To apply, those from the EU have to submit an application form and provide their passport or national ID card to prove their identity.

The scheme which first opened over a year ago, has so far not refused any application.

The majority have come from Portuguese citizens (62%), Polish nationals (14%) and Romanians (10%).

The Home Affairs Minister says he is pleased so many EU citizens living in Jersey have applied to the scheme.

While the scheme is open until 31 December 2020, I would recommend that any EU nationals looking to stay in Jersey beyond that date make their application in good time.

Constable Len Norman, Minister for Home Affairs

Depending on criminality checks, those from the EU will be granted Pre-Settled Status if they have lived in the island for less than five years.

For those who have lived in Jersey for more than five years will be granted Settled Status.

You can apply for the EU Settlement Scheme on the Government of Jersey's website.