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What is an EU Settlement Scheme Travel Permit?

04 October 2019 #Immigration

The government updated their policy on the EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit on 1 October 2019. Many people are perplexed by the use of the term EUSS Travel Permit and so this blog will aim to explain what the term means.

The EUSS Travel Permit is for non-EEA citizens who have been granted leave under the EU Settlement Scheme, but have lost their biometric residence card outside of the UK. The Travel Permit along with a valid passport, grants entry clearance to allow them to travel to the UK. It is important to remember that once they are in the UK, they will need to apply for a replacement biometric residence card.

An applicant can make an application for an EU Settlement Scheme Travel Permit under Appendix EU (Family Permit).


An EUSS Travel Permit will be granted if:

  • The applicant has made a valid application
  • The applicant meets the eligibility requirements
  • It is not refused on grounds of suitability

Valid Application

  • The application process was correctly followed (i.e. online application, providing proof of identity and nationality, providing required biometrics.)
  • The required proof of identity and nationality has been provided in the form of a passport.
  • Biometrics have been provided.


The Travel Permit is valid for a period of 6 months from the date of decision of the application. The Travel Permit holder will be able to travel to the UK as many times as they like within that period.

This information is for guidance purposes only and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking professional and legal advice. Please refer to the full General Notices on our website.


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