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Can’t go to Britain in person since Friday

As of Friday, non-EU nationals living in the UK will not be able to use their ID cards to enter British border posts. However, EU citizens legally established in the UK can travel for at least four years with an identity card.

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Britain withdrew from the EU on January 31 last year, but can still remain EU citizens legally and habitually immigrated until the end of the 11-month transition period following the expiration of British EU membership (Brexit) in 2020. The country retains all the rights they have acquired. However, they must apply for a residence permit indefinitely, which is established under the official legal name.

According to an amendment to the rules issued by the British Home Office in May, the deadline was confirmed before the end of Friday

Those who already have this status or have applied and are still awaiting trial can enter the UK with identification documents issued in their country by at least 31 December 2025.

According to the latest summary of the portfolio, 6,159,800 citizens of 27 EU member states residing in Great Britain have applied for the establishment by 31 August, of which 5,709,200 applications have been decided.

The UK Home Office has rejected only 3 per cent of applications examined by the end of last month. The Poles and Romanians topped the list with 1,107,060 and 1,082,260 applications, respectively, according to a series of country-wise data showing the situation as of June 30.

As of June 30, 155,490 Hungarian citizens had applied for a permanent residence permit in Great Britain, according to Interior Ministry figures.

EU citizens who do not live in the United Kingdom, and thus are unable to obtain immigration status, can enter the UK using their identity card until Thursday.

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In late May, British Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that the rules for identification documents for EU citizens not residing in the UK would change on October 1 this year.

Patel put it in the rationale of the action outlined in May that the notion of open borders was a flawed concept and that it was not possible for anyone seeking to immigrate to the UK to do so. It would be unfair for those who want to escape torture and persecution and move to Britain in a safe and legal way.

Information from the Home Office confirming Friday that the use of the ID card has been discontinued underscores the fact that incoming EU citizens can still use the automatic ePassport entry gates at UK border stations.