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 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, 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.
Updated for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on iOS 13.2
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Update restricts apps usage to iphone 7 ONLY
So they’ve updated the app for iphone 7 and 7+ compatibility, but also made it impossible for any other iPhone models to be able to update and therefore use the app.... this is not acceptable considering what is at stake!!! The apps developers need to get their act together and stop making such rookie mistakes ASAP, its an embarrassment!
Very easy to use, just make sure the light is right
The app found the passport chip in seconds, I was concerned it would take a lot of tries. Make sure you are in good light when taking the selfie and open your eyes wide to avoid having to keep retaking it because the eyes can’t be seen or the picture isn’t clear. Despite various retries, it took just 5 minutes to go through the app, less than that to complete the rest of the form.
Why people say it doesn’t work is a mystery!
- Home Office
- 117.9 MB
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 and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
- Age Rating
- © 2019 Crown Copyright
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.