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EU citizens staying in Scotland: package of support

Published: 24 Apr 2019
Last updated: 1 Jul 2021 - see all updates

A toolkit to support EU citizens who wish to stay in Scotland.

24 Apr 2019
EU citizens staying in Scotland: package of support
This page is under review and will be updated soon.

Read the First Minister’s letter to EU citizens in Scotland: December 2020

We have produced a package of support to help EU citizens stay in Scotland. It includes:

Digital and printed toolkits providing information and signposting to available support including:

  • guide for EU citizens
  • guide for employers of EU citizens
  • factsheet
  • leaflets

Multiple media campaigns across radio, digital and social platforms.

Over £1 million of funding committed to supporting EU citizens in Scotland including through:

  • Citizens Advice Scotland’s Advice and Support Service
  • Citizens’ Rights Project briefing and outreach events
  • JustRight Scotland to publish a number of factsheets

Citizens Advice Scotland operate a free national helpline as part of the Advice and Support Service. You can receive information, advice and support by calling the helpline on 0800 916 9847. Android devices for completing the ID document check can also be access through your local Citizens Advice Bureau

As part of the package, the Scottish Government has worked with JustRight Scotland to publish a number of factsheets explaining EU citizens’ rights in Scotland. The factsheets provide information on EU citizens rights to vote, work and access healthcare, education, housing and benefits.

The Citizens' Rights Project organise online and face-to-face information sessions in multiple languages about the EU Settlement Scheme and EU citizens’ rights after Brexit for different audiences (citizens, employers, local authorities, third sector). You can find information about their events at the Citizens' Rights Project website. They have a team of trained, multilingual regulated advisers that can support people with their EU Settlement Scheme applications. You can get in touch with them via text message or WhatsApp on 07518926137, by phoning 07518926137 or by emailing

The ‘Stay in Scotland’ toolkit (updated April 2020)

The toolkit provides a range of materials for employers and EU citizens. It includes information on the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme, details of the application process and requirements, links to other resources and some practical suggestions about how employers can support their EU employees in the workplace. The contents of the toolkit are on this page.

See translated versions of the Stay in Scotland information leaflet.

Guides, factsheets and leaflets

Stay in Scotland: factsheet

2 page PDF
719.2 kB


Stay in Scotland: A3 poster

1 page PDF
5.3 MB

Stay in Scotland: social media graphics (8 languages)





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First published: 24 Apr 2019 Last updated: 1 Jul 2021 -