EU Settlemement Scheme: current estimated processing times for applications

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Home Office have provided information regarding processing times for EU Settlement Scheme visa applications.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 27 March 2020)

“There will be delays in processing applications due to coronavirus (COVID-19). We are not accepting documents by post. If you’ve already started or submitted your application, please do not post any documents to us. If you post a document to us after 25 March 2020, there may be a delay in it being returned to you. If you posted a document to us on or before 25 March 2020, we will return this to you as soon as possible.”

Expected processing times:

  • Once you have applied, you do not need to contact the Home Office. You will be contacted if they require any further information
  • Usually, it takes 5 working days for complete applications to be processed – if more information is required, it may take up to one month
  • Applications are likely to take longer than a month to process if more information is required, you’re applying as a minor and your application is not linked to an adult, you have a relevant criminal record

For more information on EU Settlement Scheme estimated processing times for applications, send an email to or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

To limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), until further notice, our drop-in service and all scheduled appointments will be held remotely. Please be advised that whilst our remote drop-in service will be held on Mondays between 10am – 1:30pm, our Friday service (usually held in Preston) has been cancelled for the foreseeable future.

Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.

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