Home Office confirms details of the full EU Settlement Scheme roll-out
11 March 2019 17:13 GMT

The UK's Home Office has laid out rules implementing the full public roll-out of the post-Brexit EU Settlement Scheme.

The scheme allows EEA/Swiss citizens residing in the UK by 31 December 2020 (or by 29 March 2019 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal) and their family members to bring their immigration status under UK law, Lewis Silkin staff Andrew Osborne and Antonia Grant wrote in a legal update

A greater range of documents will now be accepted as proof of identity - for EEA/Swiss citizens, national ID cards will be accepted in addition to passports, and for family members, passports and biometric residence permits will be accepted in addition to biometric residence cards.

Alternative evidence of identity and nationality can be accepted in limited circumstances.

Family members who apply in the UK and do not already have a valid biometric residence card will need to enrol their biometrics at a location designated for this purpose.