Preparing for Brexit

On 31 January 2020, the UK left the EU.

“European citizens have enriched and continue to enrich our communities, contributing greatly to public services, our vitality and to delivering the huge regeneration of our borough. Wandsworth is a great example of what a diverse and cohesive community can achieve. That’s why we have created these pages to provide information to EU Citizens.” Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council

The Council is preparing itself for the impact of the UK leaving the EU to minimise any disruption to key Council services and is working with other London councils and the Government in preparing for Brexit to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible.

These pages aim to signpost you to the latest information and support that is available regarding the UK leaving the EU. Additional information is also available on GOV.UK

Guidance for all EU national residents

The Council wants to support the many EU citizens living in Wandsworth to continue to live, work and feel welcome in the borough. 

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, currently, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. The following web pages will help guide you through the process.

Local EU advice service

An EU advice service is delivered on behalf of the Council by Citizens Advice Wandsworth. This enables EU residents to get impartial, expert advice on nationality matters or the impact of the Government’s proposals and options available for them. This includes an information website and a series of public information events.

Latest Council news and events

Do you need help applying for settled status? Why not use our free resident’s identify verification service.

 Guidance for all UK national residents

  • Check your passport is valid
  • Get travel insurance that covers your healthcare
  • Make sure you have the right driving documents
  • Get a health certificate for your pet at least four months before you travel.