Immigration Controls: EEA Nationals:Written question - 5503

Q
Asked by Darren Jones
(Bristol North West)
Asked on: 20 January 2020
Home Office
Immigration Controls: EEA Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to phase out the use of EEA national identity cards as a valid form of identification at the UK border.
A
Answered by: Kevin Foster
Answered on: 30 June 2020

The documents that EEA and Swiss nationals need to travel to the UK will not change until at least 2021.

We will announce further details of our plans to phase out the use of EEA national identity cards in due course.

However, EU Settlement Scheme status holders and others who are protected by the Withdrawal Agreement and equivalent agreements with the EFTA states will continue to be able to use national identity cards for travel to the UK until at least December 2025, in accordance with the terms of those agreements. Thereafter, they will continue to be able to travel here on their national identity card, provided it meets International Civil Aviation Organisation standards.

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