Statement on the EU Settlement Scheme

The Catholic Church in Scotland is committed to supporting all EU citizens who have made their home here.  The Church has experienced first-hand the extensive contribution that all EU citizens have made to our society.

EU  citizens are an integral and valued part of our parishes, schools and communities and as a majority of EU citizens are Catholic, raising awareness of the EU Settlement Scheme is a special pastoral responsibility to the Catholic Church.

The EU Settlement Scheme and how to apply – the scheme offers EU citizens living here a legal route to remain.  EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss citizens living in the UK must apply if they are to protect their existing rights and their place in our society.  It is free to apply and the scheme will remain open until 30 June 2021.  The official website is and the official helpline is 0300 123 7379.