From Friday, EU citizens who do not live in the UK will not be able to use their ID cards to enter British border posts. However, EU citizens legally residing in the UK can still enter the country with an ID card for at least four years.
Britain’s Home Office said in a briefing on Friday that ID cards are among the most experienced identification documents Britain’s Border Police have tested.
According to the wallet, nearly half of the fake identity documents discovered last year at British border checkpoints were in EU countries and the European Economic Area, as well as in Switzerland.
The rule change, which will eliminate the use of ID cards to enter the UK from Friday, will apply equally to citizens of this group of countries.
In accordance with the decision of the British Home Office on Friday
ID cards can easily be misused by those who want to enter Britain illegally.
The Home Office in London said in a statement that the British Border Police’s failure to accept these identity documents from Friday will allow the British government to prevent organized criminal groups and illegal immigrants from entering illegally using these documents.
According to the ministry, ID cards are known to be not as secure as travel documents, as there are still some cards that do not contain biometrics.
However, ID cards make checking databases of convicted criminals more difficult than passports.
Despite the introduction of new security standards for ID cards in the European Union, cards that do not meet these standards will remain in circulation for five to ten years,
These documents are easier to forge than passports
– Stands in a decision of the British Home Office on Friday.
At the same time, the portfolio maintains that EU citizens who are legally incorporated in the UK can use their ID cards to enter until at least 2025, when the UK government is committed to protecting the acquired rights of EU citizens living in the UK.
Britain withdrew from the European Union on January 31 last year, but EU citizens who lost their EU membership by the end of 2020.
(Brexit) Until the end of the transitional period of 11 months, the country has been legally and customarily established and can continue to retain all its acquired rights.
However, they must apply for an indefinite residence permit, a status that is created under an official legal name.
According to the latest summary from the UK Home Office, 6,159,800 citizens of 27 EU member states living in the UK had applied for incorporation by August 31.
According to the Ministry’s statistics, the number of Hungarian citizens who have applied for a permanent residence permit in Great Britain has exceeded 155 thousand.
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