What is the EU Exit ID Document Check App?

EU Exit ID Document Check App: All the EU citizens who are living in the UK and their family members will now need to apply under the settlement scheme in order to obtain for their new UK immigration status.

It is reported that the Home Office will now check the employment and benefit records which are held by the Government and this will mean that for many of the citizens their proof of residence will be automatic and those who have not yet lived in the UK for five years will be given a pre-settled status and they will be able to apply for settled status once they reach the five-year point. It was reported that from April 2019, this second application will be made free of charge.

You will be able to use the Home Office’s EU Exit with the ID Document Check app to quickly and securely confirm your identity, and also as part of your application to stay in the UK even after it leaves the EU. You will be able to get more details on this website below

When you use the app, then you will not need to send us your identity documents when you apply.

EU Exit ID Document Check App
EU Exit ID Document Check App

Who can apply to this Scheme?

Though the scheme is still in the public test phase, you can make sure if you will be able to apply for it if you are either:

  • a resident EU citizen who has got a valid passport.
  • a resident non-EU citizen family member of an EU citizen and you have got the biometric residence card (BRC).

What are the Android Device requirements for EU Exit ID Document Check App?

You will need an Android device with Near-Field Communication to use this app. Also, take a look at your phone settings to see if it has NFC which will be needed to scan your document. If you can use your phone to pay for things using contactless, then it would mean that it has NFC and you can use the app.

Your device will need Android 6.0 or above and you will be able to know this in your device settings which has got at least 135MB of storage space in order to install the app and get connected to 3G/4G or Wi-Fi. Your device also needs NFC. The app will also require using your device’s camera which you can enable from your device settings.

How to use the EU Exit ID Document Check App?

First scan the photo page of your passport using the camera on your Android device which also includes the two lines of numbers at the bottom of the page. Check your document’s information click the ‘check now’ button from the app and place your mobile on top of your document and the app will tell you to ‘check your document’s information’.

Now scan your face and if you are finding it difficult, you also have the option to ‘Skip this step’. Once you have completed the app to verify your identity, you will be able to complete the rest of the application either on that device or on any smartphone, laptop or from the computer.

This app is completely safe and secure, and you will not be asked to send your identity document in the post. Also, none of your personal identi information will be stored in the app or on the phone once you have finished using it.


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