Haringey and Brexit
- Statements/letters from the Leader of Haringey Council
- EU Settlement Scheme
- Events in Haringey
- Advice and support
- Previous events
42,000 people in Haringey are from other EU countries (almost 1 in every 6 Haringey residents). Friends, neighbours, family and colleagues, these people make an enormous contribution to the cultural and economic life of our borough.
Haringey Council is determined to ensure that Haringey, its residents and businesses receive the best possible deal from Brexit. Haringey is not alone in needing to address the impacts of Brexit. We are working with a number of regional and national partners and our business partners, in order to ensure Haringey’s voice is heard, and the rights of our residents are protected.
- Brexit - Letter of support to EU citizens (PDF, 263KB) - 1 February 2019
- Full council: Leader's statement on Brexit - 11 October 2018
- Leader's Brexit commitment to EU citizens - 10 October 2018
The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) requires all non-British and non-Irish EU citizens to register to continue to live and work in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. The scheme will be open for applications until 30 June 2021.
The EUSS is an online application requiring applicants to submit proof of EU nationality, proof of UK residency and to declare any criminal convictions.
Applicants will need to show 5 years continuous residency in the UK to be granted settled status. Those who have been in the UK for less than 5 years will be granted pre-settled status. They will then be eligible for settled status after 5 years.
EU citizens with settled or pre-settled status will retain their rights to work in the UK, use the NHS, enrol in education or continue studying, access public funds such as benefits and pensions, if eligible for them, and to travel in and out of the UK.
Applying for settled/pre-settled status
In order to apply please visit the GOV.UK website: Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme - settled and pre-settled status (external link). This page is also available in 26 EU languages (external link).
Support available in Haringey
Help is available to support Haringey’s EU residents to secure their rights.
ID document scanning service
Haringey now offers a free ID scanning service for Haringey residents at George Meehan House, 294 High Road, Wood Green N22 8YX.
You can make an appointment to have your ID document scanned and verified for you if you cannot use the EU Exit: ID Document Check app (external link). 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 for settled status before you attend your appointment.
To book an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and availability.
Once your ID document has been scanned you can make the rest of your application online later using a computer or any other device you choose to access the internet.
What to bring to your appointment:
- Your biometric passport from an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland
- A mobile phone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email
- Proof of Haringey address (we will be flexible for those of no fixed abode)
If you do not have access to the right technology, or feel that you do not have the skills or confidence to complete the application online you can use the Assisted Digital Service: We Are Digital.
Please call 03333 445 675 to book an appointment at Wood Green or Marcus Garvey Library.
If you have hearing and/or speech difficulties you can access this service on a smartphone, computer or tablet or text phone by dialing 18001 in front of the phone number above.
- Text message: text the word 'VISA' to 07537 416 944
- Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm
Bridge Renewal Trust (external link) is coordinating Haringey’s assistance to EU residents who require additional one-on-one support, for example to obtain nationality or residency documents. This support will be delivered by voluntary sector organisations in Haringey.
Please check this page for the latest information.
Where to go for support
Wood Green Library - 187-197A High Road, Wood Green, London N22 6XD
- Monday, drop-in 10am to 3pm
- Tuesday, drop-in 10am to 2pm
- Wednesday, 10am to 2pm - Sessions run by PEEC Family Centre (external link).
- Thursday, drop-in 10am to 1pm
- Friday, drop-in 10am to 2pm
Marcus Garvey Library – 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham, London N15 4JA
- Thursday, drop-in 10am to 1pm
Tottenham Job Centre, 640-656 High Rd, Tottenham, London N17 0AA
- Monday, drop-in 9am to 4pm
Citizens Advice Haringey - 20e Waltheof Gardens, Tottenham, London N17 7DN
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, drop-in 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm
Sessions run by Citizens Advice Haringey (external link).
PEEC Family Centre - Haringey Irish Center, Pretoria Road, Tottenham, London N17 8DX
- Monday, drop-in 4 to 6pm
- Tuesday, 3 to 6pm, by appointment
- Wednesday, drop-in 3 to 5pm
Appointments via email@example.com or by calling 020 8365 9090 or 07366996861.
The Laurel's Healthy Living Centre, 256 St Ann's Road, West Green, London N15 5AZ
- Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm - by appointment only
To book an appointment, call 020 3866 1048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Session run by the Bridge Renewal Trust (external link).
All organisations are registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) to provide immigration advice for the EU Settlement Scheme and offer free support.
When attending, please bring your passport or ID card and national insurance number.
For other queries email: email@example.com
Let's Get Settled
For information, advice and support with EU Settlement Scheme applications.
- Thursday 26 March, 6-8pm at Haringey Civic Centre, 255 High Rd, Wood Green, London N22 8LE.
- See the 'Let's Get Settled' event leaflet (PDF, 861KB)
Whether a resident or a local business, below are some useful Brexit information resources:
We recently delivered a Haringey and Brexit leaflet (PDF, 398KB) to 117,000 households in the borough, which explains what people need to do to apply for settled status in the UK. The EU Settlement Scheme opened for applications at the end of March and the deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.
- Brexit FAQs
- Nationality and citizenship service
- Register to vote
- Information for EU Citizens in the UK - GOV.UK (external link).
- Staying in the UK after Brexit - Citizens Advice Bureau (external link)
- Advice for European Londoners - Mayor of London (external link)
- Advice for voluntary organisations - NCVO (external link)
- Advice for businesses - Confederation of British Industry (CBI) (external link)
- Haringey Council and its supply chain after Brexit
- Small Business Brexit Pack - Federation of Small Businesses (external link)
- Brexit Business Resource Hub (from the GLA) (external link)
- Government department for Exiting the European Union - GOV.UK (external link)
- Advice for Councils - Local Government Association Brexit guidance (external link)
Brexit public meeting - Monday 18 February 2019
The council held a Brexit public meeting on Monday 18 February 2019, offering advice and support to residents and businesses across the borough who will be affected by Brexit. The meeting took place at the Civic Centre in Wood Green.