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Important information for the end of the Brexit Transition Period and the EU Settlement Scheme, if you or your close family members are an EU / EEA Citizen

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No Entry To UK For EU Citizens With Identity Cards From October 2021

Posted by: Gherson Immigration

As a result of Brexit and the UK’s departure from the European Union, identity cards will no longer be sufficient to enter the UK from October 2021.

Under new measures announced by the UK government on 8 October, EU/EEA and Swiss nationals will not be able to enter the UK using their national identity cards from October 2021. Passports will be required for entry from this date onwards.

These new rules will not apply to EU nationals residing in the UK if they have successfully applied to the EU Settlement Scheme. They will, however, affect visiting tourists and other visitors to the UK. For more information – please see

Gherson has been assisting clients with applications under the Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme since it was established and has a wealth of experience in dealing with all aspects of the Pre-Settled and Settled routes. If you have any questions or queries relating to these categories, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The information in this blog is for general information purposes only and does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information and law is current as of the date of publication it should be stressed that, due to the passage of time, this does not necessarily reflect the present legal position. Gherson accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this blog. For formal advice on the current law please don’t hesitate to contact Gherson. Legal advice is only provided pursuant to a written agreement, identified as such, and signed by the client and by or on behalf of Gherson.

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