The settlement checking service is a partnership between the UK Border Agency and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
The settlement checking service is an optional service which is available for a fee to applicants using the SET (M) application form, at a local authority register office.
You can view the form below:
Gov.uk - SET (M) application form (external website)
The settlement checking service is a partnership between UK Visas and Immigration and local authorities. You can make applications for settlement at any local authority that offers the settlement checking service, not just the one where you live. The service is available by appointment only.
The service will allow you to keep your valuable documents. Your spouse or partner will be able to keep their passport or travel documents. The settlement checking service will help you get your application correct first time and avoid unnecessary delays.
UK Visas and Immigration has found that the settlement checking service is generally faster than the normal postal application process. This is due to fewer applications being rejected due to incompleteness or missing documents.
You can only use the settlement checking service if you are applying on form SET (M) for settlement in the UK as the husband, wife, civil partner or unmarried/same-sex partner of a British citizen or someone who is settled here. You cannot use the settlement checking service or apply using a SET (M) form if you are a European Economic Area (EEA) National. You can find further advice about how to apply for residence on the Gov.uk website:
Gov.uk - EU, EEA and Commonwealth (external website)
If you need further information contact EEA Residency Enquiries on 0845 010 5200.
To use the settlement checking service you must book an appointment. To make your appointment, you should contact 01482 393590 or email email@example.com. You must book an appointment before your current leave expires.
Please note: You will not be able to attend an appointment more than 28 days before the end of your ‘two year probationary period’.
We offer Settlement Checking Service appointments at:
The Registration Office Council Offices Church Street Goole DN14 5BG
View Goole Registration Office details and location on a map.
When you telephone to book an appointment, our settlement checking officers will tell you what to bring with you. Instructions explaining which documents are needed are in the SET (M) application form and guidance notes. These are available on the GOV.UK website:
GOV.UK - SET (M) application form (external website)
There are two types of SET (M) application forms on the UK Border Agency Website:
This version of the SET (M) form must be completed online:
Gov.uk - SET (M) application form (external website)
You have to complete the form and pay for the application online you must then print a copy. The copy of the form must then be taken with you to your appointment.
This version of the SET (M) form allows you to print a copy of the form and complete it by hand. With this version you must supply your payment details so that the payment can be processed when the form is received by the UK Border Agency.
Your spouse/partner must attend your appointment with you. If you have dependent children (under 18) they do not have attend.
Please note: that East Riding Settlement Checking Service cannot accept any responsibility for the outcome of the application.
An applicant may decide to apply in person at a UK Border Agency Public Enquiry Office (PEO) and would pay for a premium service. The settlement checking service is available as part of the premium application route. Our officers will check the application form is complete, correct supporting documents have been provided and can copy supporting documents for taking to the PEO.
Yes. The settlement checking service fee is charged in addition to the SET (M) application fee charged by the UK Border Agency and reflect the cost of providing the service.
East Riding of Yorkshire charges:
£110 for an adult application
£15 for a child application.
Card payments are accepted for application fees using all major credit and debit cards (preferred method of payment). Please note that although we do take personal cheques these must be accompanied by a valid cheque guarantee card.
The settlement checking service will allow you to get a decision more quickly this is due to fewer applications being rejected or delayed due to incompleteness or missing documents.
The settlement checking service is not a premium service.
The officers will not be able to provide advice on settlement matters. If you require advice you can contact the Immigration Enquiry Bureau on 0870 606 7766. Lines are open from 09:00 until 16:45 Monday to Thursday and 09:00 until 16:30 Friday (excluding public holidays). Settlement advice can also be found on the GOV.UK website:
GOV.UK - Application to Settle in the UK (external website)
Our officers are registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), a UK Government body, which regulates organisations offering services of this kind.
In providing the settlement checking service officers have been fully trained by UK Border Agency.
We always welcome feedback and suggestions to improve the quality of our service.
If you wish to comment, complain or compliment our service you can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you may if you wish write directly to:
Office of the Immigration Services Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner5th Floor21 Bloomsbury StreetLondonWC1B 3HF
Tel: 020 7211 1500Fax: 020 7211 1533
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (external website)