Will you be issued with a BRP card under EUSS?

European nationals do not have to attend biometric appointment in order to complete their Pre-Settled status or Settled status application under EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). Migrants will be able to use EU Exit: ID Document Check App to submit their photograph and scan their passport or national ID card.

EU migrants will not be issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card under EUSS. They will be able to view and prove their immigration status online via https://www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigration-status. Please note that individuals will need their passport number or national ID card number, date of birth, as well as their mobile number or email address to create and log-into a UKVI account.

Those non-EU family members of an EU citizen, who were issued with a Residence Card under the EEA Regulation 2016 at the time they apply to the EUSS, will usually also be able to use EU Exit: ID Check App to submit their Pre-Settled or Settled status application without attending a biometric appointment in one of the visa centres. Once their application has been approved, they will not be issued with a new BRP card under EUSS. Instead, they will be able to view and prove their immigration status online.

Please note that old EEA BRP cards are no longer valid after 30 June 2021. Non-EU family members will need to submit an application to update their BRP card via the official website: https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/product/biometric-residence-permit-replacement-service?_ga=2.9880885.1408909759.1597665806-1939459641.1592321380.

For those non-EU family members of an EU national, who are not holding a valid EEA Residence Card when they are applying to EUSS, they will need to attend one of the visa centres to submit their biometric information, and they will be issued with a new BRP card once their application has been approved.

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