From Friday, EU citizens who do not live in the UK will not be able to use their ID card to enter British border posts. However, legally incorporated EU citizens can still travel for at least four years with an ID..
Automatic gates will be available with an EU passport
EU citizens who do not live in the UK and are therefore unable to obtain settled status, can use their ID card to enter the UK until Thursday.
British Home Secretary Priti Patel announced at the end of May that the rules on identity documents that can be used for entry for EU citizens not living in the UK would change on 1 October this year.
Information from the Home Office confirming the ID card will be discontinued on Friday confirms that incoming EU citizens can still use the automatic e-passport entry gates at UK border stations.
It provides a period of transition for the settlers
Britain withdrew from the European Union on January 31 last year, but EU citizens who have legally and habitually settled in the country until the end of the 11-month transition period after British membership in the EU expires in 2020, can still retain all of their acquired rights. . keep.
However, they must apply for a residence permit for an indefinite period, a status that is created under an official legal name.
155,000 Hungarians have applied for a settlement
According to the latest portfolio summary, 6159,800 citizens from 27 EU member states living in Great Britain had applied for incorporation by August 31, and 5,709,200 applications had been judged by that time.
The UK Home Office had rejected just 3 per cent of applications examined by the end of last month.
According to a country-by-country data series showing the situation on June 30, Poles and Romanians top the list with 1,107,060 and 108,260 applications for incorporation, respectively.
According to the statistics of the Ministry of the Interior, as of June 30, 155,490 Hungarian citizens have applied for a permanent residence permit in Great Britain.