As of Friday, EU citizens not living in the UK will not be able to use their identity cards to enter British border posts. However, already legally established EU citizens can travel for at least four years with an identity card..
Automatic gates are available with EU passport
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.
In late May, British Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that the rules for identity documents used to enter EU citizens not residing in the UK would change on October 1 this year.
Information from the Home Office confirming Friday that the use of the identity card has been discontinued underscores that incoming EU citizens can still use the automatic ePassport entry gates at UK border stations.
They offer an interim period for immigrants
Britain withdrew from the EU on January 31 last year, but EU citizens who have legally and habitually settled in the country can retain all the rights they still have until the end of the 11-month interim period following the expiration of British EU membership in 2020. Retention.
However, they must apply for a residence permit indefinitely, which is established under the official legal name.
155,000 Hungarians applied for the settlement
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.
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