UK Nationals Support Fund (UKNSF) project

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will provide practical support to UK Nationals who may find it harder to complete all their residency applications to secure and maintain their residency rights in EU countries now that the UK has left the EU. Through the UK Nationals Support Fund (UKNSF), we aim to reach at-risk UK Nationals through information activities and practical support in: 

  • France
  • Spain 
  • Poland 
  • Slovakia 
  • Germany 
  • Italy 
  • Portugal

Together with our partners and in close coordination with the UK Embassies in these countries, we will raise awareness among UK Nationals living in there, share accessible information on residency requirements, and provide direct practical support in completing applications for those in situations where access to information and application processes are difficult. 

While information provided online and through other media will be available to all, we will focus on individuals who face specific challenges, such as people living with disabilities, those grappling with chronic illness, language and literacy barriers, or barriers in accessing technology

IOM global work in this area complements government services and provides assistance to migrants with information on their rights and access to procedures, especially for those living in more difficult circumstances. The International Organization of Migation (IOM) has been working for nearly 75 years to promote humane, orderly and regular migration. This new project brings together many areas of IOM’s work which helps people to avoid ending up in an irregular or undocumented situation, including our expertise in regularization, integration, ID management, and directly assisting migrants who find themselves in difficult or vulnerable situations.

The seven EU Member States that we will be working in, were determined based on assessed needs and in coordination with some of the other grantees to ensure coverage for populations in such situations in these countries. Please keep checking this page to find up-to-date information on requirements, procedures and our initiatives in the seven EU Member States to support those who may struggle to complete residency or registration applications.

"Migration is one of the key realities of our time. It cuts across communities, influences priorities, and shapes societies.
To realise the benefits of migration for migrants and host communities alike, our responses must be innovative, collaborative and designed beyond the immediate."


Dipti Pardeshi, Chief of Mission of the IOM UK Office