The EU Exit: ID Document Check app lets you confirm your identity online, as part of your application to stay in the UK after it leaves the EU.
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.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Not good at all
No stars for this app. Complete useless. Was woodoo around my ID card with my phone for some time, chip could not be found off course. Moving the phone on the card instruction is very poor, honestly it’s a joke. Maybe needed to move the phone more intense and more rhythmic.😉The whole app is a joke - the info finally was gathered from my card was - my name, expiry date of the card, issue number and that’s it 😂😂😂. Bravo British app, so typical. You can wright it down with ink on a canvas quicker.. everything ended as expected - all needs sending with recorded delivery for verification. Don’t waste your time go straight to a post method. The other problem is that all these complains are going to the air, that will be no consequences. This is gradually deteriorating world we living, isn’t it...
Not good for updating new passport
Got a pre-settled status on my old passport, which is now surrendered, it asks me to send my new passport in for verification when verification is possible though the app but hey, I am not a first time user so screw me, right?!
I already paid once for sending my passport because your app wasn’t available for iPhones, now why do I need to pay numerous times and have my passport sent by registered mail, when clearly verification of a passport IS possible through this app?! You think this app is user-centric but clearly your business processes are NOT, therefore all I am left now with, is the only option to just delete this app as it’s utterly USELESS to me. You want to continue with a paper-money-bound process by masking it behind a “digital” curtain. This is an absolute joke.
I didn’t expect much and still it disappoints.
The usual ineptitude from the Conservative IT minions. It’s taken forever to hit iOS devices so I didn’t expect much from it but it still leaves plenty of room for disappointment. A buggy app that crashes constantly while going through the process of making myself ‘known to the authorities for future revenue collection’.
I have made many failed attempts to apply for the useless settled status document the app may or may not provide and it has been as frustrating as getting facts into a BeLeaver’s tiny skull.
No surprises. I wonder how much this pathetic excuse for an app has cost the taxpayer? All money that could have been spent on stuff they say they have no money for.
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Requires iOS 13.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.