EUROPEAN ID CARDS: CHANGES AT THE UK BORDER FROM 1 OCTOBER

On 6 September, Richmond Chambers published an article about changes that means that, from Friday, 1 October, it will no longer be possible for most EU, EEA and Swiss citizens to enter the UK using their national ID cards.  Instead, a valid passport must be shown at the UK border, and the passport must be valid for the entire duration of the traveller’s stay in the UK. It notes that certain narrow exception will apply, and will apply until 31 December 2025.  It also refers one to another article, saying that whether you are entering the UK with a national identity card or a passport, there may be other documents that you will need in order to enter as a visitor.

https://immigrationbarrister.co.uk/european-id-cards-changes-at-the-uk-border-from-1st-october-2021/

https://immigrationbarrister.co.uk/european-and-swiss-citizen-visitors-to-the-uk/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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