Further to the UK Government's announcement in June about the EU Settlement Scheme, new information has been released about proving rights in the UK.
The "transition period" ends on 31st December 2020 and until this date identity documents (passport, identity card, or biometric residence permit for non-EEA citizens) can still be used to prove an individual's rights in the UK.
An online service will soon be launched which will allow individuals to prove their rights to others, including employers and landlords. Paper-based evidence will not be provided.
Viewing status online
An individual's status under the EU Settlement Scheme will be recorded on Home Office systems. Individuals will be able to view their status as soon as a decision is made on their application.
Individuals will be able to access their online profile to view their status, manage their personal details and, eventually, prove their status and rights to others.
Accessing a profile
Individuals will be able to access their profile by entering the number of the identity document used in their application and their date of birth. A single-use code will be sent to their mobile phone number or email address provided in the application.
Full details of the scheme are still subject to approval by Parliament so we will have to wait for further confirmation from the UK Government.
If you would like to speak to somebody about UK immigration, please contact us at +44 (0)121 222 4144 or complete our contact form and one of our team will come back to you.
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