EU Exit: ID Document Check 4+

Home Office

    • Free

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The EU Exit: ID Document Check app lets you confirm your identity online, as part of your application to the EU Settlement Scheme.

By using this app, you will not need to send us your identity document by post.

Who can use the app

You must be resident in the UK and either:

• be a European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss national
• have an EEA or Swiss national family member, if you are not a national of a country in the EEA or Switzerland

If you are not an EEA or Swiss national, you must have a UK issued biometric residence card or permit (provided you are in the UK) to use this app. If you do not have one, you will need to apply by post instead.

Before you start

You will need to be in a well-lit area, so you can take a good quality photo of yourself.

You will need either:
• your passport or national identity card, if you are an EEA or Swiss national
• your UK issued biometric residence card or permit (provided you are in the UK), if you are not an EEA or Swiss national and have an EEA or Swiss national family member

You need to use:
• an iPhone 7 or newer
• iOS 15 or later

If you use a national identity card without a biometric chip, you can still use this app but will need to send us the card by post.

How it works

1. Take a photo of your identity document.
2. Access the chip in your identity document using your phone.
3. Scan your face using the camera on your phone.
4. Take a photo of yourself for your digital status.

What happens next

The app only helps confirm your identity. You must complete the rest of your application online separately. We'll tell you how to complete your application when you finish using the app.

Privacy and security

The app is safe and secure. Your personal information will not be stored in the app, or on the phone when you finish using it. For information on staying safe online please visit the UK Cyber Aware website.


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What’s New

Version 1.143.832

Performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

pepsi198376463 ,


The app does what it says I did struggle for a few minutes during the chip search it kept on saying device moved when the phone was just leaning on the passport so didn’t move but it eventually worked
It’s a lot easier than send your passport or take an appointment to scan your passport!
The only bad thing is when you don’t use a Uk number the text they send you arrives really late I request the text 8pm received it 7am the next day ( changed my application details in between to put my Uk phone number and on this number the text arrived in 10 seconds)
So maybe the app should warn that if you don’t use a Uk phone number it may take a few hours to receive it
Appart from that this app makes the process easier and faster since you don’t have to wait for your passport to be received or to go to a place to scan it in person

kingamlk ,

Bit slow, but does what is says on the tin

I am reviewing the app itself, not the application process or political matters.
I used it on iPhone 11 and it worked just fine. Loading of the consecutive steps was a tad slow, sure. However instructions were very clear and allowed for completion of the application with ID verified. Both my face and passport scanned successfully.
Bit of advice to passport holders; the chip is placed in the lower portion of the BACK of your passport. Try putting your phone on there, not on the front. It will allow for an easier scan. The app should have suggested that as well.

Soilaabs ,

Rubbish app!

Since 3 months I am trying to apply for this and I still get the exact same problem.
After taking the picture of my documents, they say that I'll receive a text message with a pin which I never receive. I cannot even apply! And because of Covid we cannot take an appointment so the possibility of going to the register office is taken off as well! So 2/3 choices to apply are out!! This is scandalous! I am supposed to trust Royal Mail to send my documents which always loose packages??
This is an app from the government and it's properly the worse one EVER!
You are not making people's life easy! Just review your algorithm and AB Test it at least every week instead of being lazy! Technology needs to be reviewed everytime!

App Privacy

The developer, Home Office, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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