Immigration: EU Nationals:Written question - 239938

(Nottingham South)

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Asked on: 02 April 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2019 to Question 213386 on Immigration: Computer Software, what progress his Department has made on providing access to the EU settlement scheme for people using Apple devices.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 08 April 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 is accessible on any smartphone, tablet or computer with an internet browser, including Apple devices.

The ‘EU Exit: Identity Document Check’ app is an optional aspect of the service which allows applicants to prove their identity remotely.

The Home Secretary confirmed over the weekend, that Apple will be making the necessary changes and the EU Exit: Identity Document Check’ app will be working on their devices by the end of the year

Applicants can also post their document and have it returned immediately upon inspection or visit one of 50 locations to have their document checked.

If a person wishes to use a family, friend or employer’s Android device until the app is available on Apple then it is perfectly safe and secure for them to do so.

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