EU Settlement Scheme - Identity verification for applicants who don’t have an Android device.

We are one of the Local Authorities providing identity document scanning for those applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.

This service is available to resident EU citizens with a valid EU passport, and to their non-EU citizen family members with a biometric residence card issued by the UK.

If you don't have access to an Android device with near field communication (NFC), you can make an appointment to bring your passport or biometric residence card to us, where it can be scanned and verified for you. The purpose of the scan is to confirm your identity so that you'll be able to make an application to the EU Settlement Scheme. You must not start your application before you attend your appointment.

If you have an Android device with NFC, follow the UK government advice on how to apply.

How to get an appointment

Lambeth register office provide a walk in service every Monday to Thursday from 10am to 3pm. If you would like to use the European Settlement Scheme with Lambeth, please visit our office between these times.
The Register Office is closed on the first Wednesday morning of each month and opens at 1pm.
From 5 February 2020, the office will be closed on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month, closing at 1pm.

Appointments will be seen on a first come first serve basis. We will not be able to see any appointments after 3pm.

What to bring to your appointment

1. Verification of identity

EU citizens
Bring a valid biometric passport. The scan will confirm your identity so that you’ll be able to make an application for settled status.

We don’t keep your ID document and in most cases you’ll not be asked to send your passport anywhere else during the application.

Non-EU citizen family member
Please see the settlement scheme eligibility requirements to see which ID document you need to provide.

Your documents will be electronically scanned and verified for you.

2. A valid telephone number

We need to send you an SMS text generated pin number during the appointment in order to proceed.

3. A valid email address

Once submitted, an email with instructions on how to complete your application will be sent to the email address you provide. You’ll then complete your application yourself at a later time, in line with the guidance provided on the email from UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).


You won’t be charged for the appointment if you're a Lambeth resident. You must bring proof of your address, such as a recent council tax bill, bank statement or utility bill.

For non-Lambeth residents, the service appointment is £14 (including VAT).

Important information

Using the EU settlement service doesn’t guarantee the success of your application.

The service is only for verifying your identity and staff will not be able to offer any advice on the scheme, or specific advice on your personal circumstances.

The Home Office may also request original documents (including your passport) if necessary.