Camden and Brexit

There are 24,000 residents in Camden who were born in EU countries, as well as 36,000 EU citizens who work in our borough. Family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues, these individuals shape our communities and play a vital role within our economy and public services.

Concerns have been raised about a lack of information and guidance from government so Camden Council is stepping in to make sure residents get the support they need as well as offering free assistance for residents who are required to go through the Home Office EU settlement scheme process.

Camden Council’s package of support to residents:

  • provide officers to carry out the ID verification service free of charge to Camden EU residents and their children, and Camden staff members. We will be commencing this service on Monday 4 March 2019.
  • frontline Council staff will be provided with up to date contact information so they are ready to signpost residents to the help they need.
  • partner with key advice organisations to ensure that ongoing advice points are available.
  • work with schools, community groups and voluntary organisations, to ensure all are prepared to show Camden residents where to access the support they need.
  • invest in the council’s cohesion services to promote healthy communities.

Brexit information sources

There are a range of Brexit information sources, which may be of help to you:

The UK Government and the European Commission have published a joint report agreeing in principle the rights of EU citizens living in the UK after its withdrawal from the EU.

The agreement means that EU citizens living in the UK will have their rights to live, work or receive benefits preserved, so that they can carry on living as they do now.

In order to do this, EU citizens will have to make an EU Settlement Scheme application.

For information and advice relating to specific circumstances, Camden’s EU residents can contact one of our advice partners below:

Camden Community Law Centre - 020 7284 6510

Citizens Advice Camden - 0300 330 1157

Age UK Camden - 020 7837 3777

Mary Ward Legal Centre – 020 7831 7079

The European Commissionexplains the rights of European and UK citizens in various situations.

Government department for Exiting the European Union, including information for EU Citizens in the UK.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) promotes the voluntary sector and volunteering.

EU Citizens' Rights a European Commission website detailing citizens' rights events and information on the EU Settlement Scheme.  

Seraphus A collection of key resources related to brexit, hosted by a specialist solicitors firm based in London.

Here for Good A charity supporting EU citizens, providing free and up-to-date UK immigration advice for EU/EEA nationals and their families. 

EU Londoners Hub Information about living in London after Brexit for EU citizens and their families, provided by the Mayor of London.

City of London Corporation

Settlement in the UK

If you’re an EU citizen, you and your family must apply to the EU Settlement Schemein order to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status.

The EU Settlement Scheme will open fully by 30 March 2019. The deadline for applying will be 30 June 2021. This process is managed by the Home Office who have published guidance on their website.

Camden Council are providing officers to carry out an ID verification service free of charge to Camden EU residents and their children, and Camden staff members. This service will be commencing on Monday 4 March 2019.

If you are not a Camden resident or staff member you are still able to access Camden’s ID verification service but will be charged a processing fee of £14.

European passport return service

If you are a European Economic Area (EEA) applicant applying for Permanent Residence or Qualified Person status online, you can use this service in order to keep your original passport while your application is being considered.

Please be aware that this is not a checking service, we can only check and photocopy your passport not ID cards, but will need to send all other documents as originals.  

For any advice or assistance on the application process or requirements on nationality or immigration matters please contact the Home Office on 0300 123 2241 for guidance before attending our office

We offer appointments Monday-Friday between 9am and 3.15pm.


Please ensure you and any other adults applying with you all arrive at our office within 10 working days of submitting your application online (children under 18 are not required to attend).  Please note that non EEA dependents applying on their own cannot use this service unless a joint application is made with the EEA family member.

When you attend please put all your documents in an envelope before you hand them in to us. If you arrive after 10 working days of submitting your application online, your application cannot be sent and you will not get a refund of the fee paid. If you are late for your appointment, you will need to book a fresh appointment and pay the fee again.

Camden Registration Service,
Tavistock House, Entrance D
Mezzanine Floor, Tavistock Square,

EPRS fees

The fee for the service is £10 for each applicant with an additional charge for postage as below.
Up to 1kg – £10.00 plus the £10.00 EPRS fee
Up to 2kg – £15.00 plus the £10.00 EPRS fee
Up to 10kg - £26.60 plus the £10.00 EPRS fee
Up to 20kg - £41.20 plus the £10.00 EPRS fee