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, EU citizens legally established in the UK can enter the country with an identity card for at least four years.
The British Home Office said at a conference on Friday that identity cards were being misused in the experience of the British Border Security Authority.
According to the portfolio, nearly half of the false identification documents found at British border checkpoints last year were in the EU and parts of the European Economic Area and Switzerland. The change in the rule, which will gradually stop the use of identity cards to enter the UK from Friday, will apply equally to citizens of these countries. According to a resolution released by the UK Home Office on Friday, identity cards could easily be misused by those seeking to enter the UK illegally.
The British Home Office said in a statement that the UK government would prevent organized crime groups and illegal immigrants from entering the country illegally if the British border police ‘failed to accept the IDs from Friday.
According to the ministry, identity cards are not as secure as travel documents because they do not yet have some biometrics. However, identity cards make it much more difficult to verify the databases of convicted offenders than passports.
Although new security standards for ID cards have already been introduced in the EU, ID cards that do not meet these standards will be in circulation for 5-10 years, and these documents are more fake than passports, according to the UK Home Office. Friday in its resolution.
At the same time, the portfolio confirms that legally established EU citizens in the UK will be able to use their identity cards until at least 2025, as the UK Government is committed to protecting the rights of EU citizens residing in the UK.
Britain withdrew from the EU on January 31 last year, but can retain all legal and customary EU citizens in the country until the end of the 11-month transition period following the expiration of British EU membership (Brexit) in 2020. The rights they received. However, they must apply for a residence permit indefinitely, which is established under the official legal name.
According to a recent summary by the UK Home Office, 6,159,800 citizens of 27 EU member states residing in the UK have applied for residency by August 31.
According to ministry figures, the number of Hungarian citizens applying for a permanent residence permit in Great Britain has exceeded 155,000.
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