Britain’s Home Office briefly said on Friday that ID cards are among the UK Border Police’s most experienced identity documents in experiencing abuse. 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.
According to a decision by the British Home Office on Friday, ID cards can easily be misused by those who wish 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.
The UK Home Office said that although new security standards for ID cards have already been introduced in the European Union, ID cards that do not meet these standards will remain in circulation for 5-10 years, and these documents are easier to forge than passports. Friday in its decision.
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 legally and habitually settled in the country until the end of 2020, at the end of an 11-month transition period after the end of British membership in the European Union (Brexit), can stay while keeping all their 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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