UK Immigration: ID Check 4+

Home Office

    • 2.0 • 59 Ratings
    • Free

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The UK Immigration: ID Check app lets you confirm your identity online as part of a visa application.

If you use this app, you will not have to attend an appointment to confirm your identity.

Who can use the app
• EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss citizens
• British national (overseas) visa (BNO) applicants who have a BNO or Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passport
• Graduate visa applicants who have a UK biometric residence permit (BRP)

Before you start

You must follow the steps in the online application form before using the app.

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

You will need either:
• a biometric residence permit (BRP) - if you’re applying for a graduate visa and are not from the EU, European Economic Area (EEA) or a Swiss citizen, you must use your BRP
• a passport that has a chip (also called a ‘biometric passport’)

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

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 still complete the rest of your application. We will tell you how to do this 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.


Our Accessibility Statement can be found at:

What’s New

Version 2.0.193

Performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

zackzachariah ,

Doesn’t scan passports

I don’t know what’s up with this app, but its “scan passport” functionality just doesn’t seem to work. Went back and did verification using my BRP and it worked fine, but that doesn’t really help if you don’t have a BRP.

TimothyA Wang ,

Horrible app doesn’t work on iPhone

Horrible app, doesn’t work for iPhone, had to click through the option of app doesn’t work then got slapped with another 200£ fee for visiting a visa application center after paying for visa and IHS and not being able to go back. Ridiculous this wasn’t warned beforehand and that if the app had worked, there’s be no need to go and no fee. The uk needs to get their stuff together and stop outsourcing visa offices to foreign companies that are for profits

Frustrated.scott ,

App doesn’t connect from Safari link

Ridiculous app. It won’t connect from the link in Safari when you press “continue”. It says there is an error and to go back. If you can’t complete the process with the ID Check app you have delete your application and start over. The App Support Link in the Store sends you to a generic Home Office page. Could it be more useless?

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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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