Immigration: Computer Software:Written question - 214579

Asked by Jo Stevens
(Cardiff Central)

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Asked on: 30 January 2019
Home Office
Immigration: Computer Software
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which versions of the Android operating system are compatible with the Government’s Application for applying for Settled Status.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 04 February 2019

EU citizens make a huge contribution to our economy and society, and we want them to stay. The EU Settlement Scheme enables them to do so. The application process is short and user-friendly, and it will be accessible on any smartphone, tablet or computer using internet browsers.

The ‘EU Exit: Identity Document Check’ app – which allows applicants to prove their identity remotely, without sending in their passport or national identity card – runs on the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system and above.

Applicants who do not have access to devices with a compatible operating sys-tem can, if they wish, use a family member or friend’s compatible Android de-vice to access the app, and complete the rest of the process on their own de-vice.

Additionally, we currently have 13 locations where applicants can have their ID document scanned, if they choose to do so. Once the scheme is fully open, by 30 March 2019, there will be over 50 locations across the UK where applicants can have their identity document scanned. Applicants will also be able to post identity documents to the Home Office to be checked and returned quickly.

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