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:
• 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
• a well-lit area, so that you can take a good quality photograph of yourself
• an iPhone 7 or higher
• IOS 13.2 or higher
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 an image of your document
2. read the chip in your document using your phone
3. scan your face using your phone
4. take a photograph 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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Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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!
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- Home Office
- 153.8 MB
- Requires iOS 13.2 or later.
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