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What is a SHARE CODE? I get asked for this to prove I have (pre-) settled status.
If you are an EU citizen with pre-settled or settled status, that status is a digital status. When you want to prove your status to someone, like an employer or a landlord, you will need to give them a ‘share code’.
Visit this page https://www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigration-status and follow the links, entering your passport or identity card details and your date of birth, and eventually you will be given a ‘share code’ which can then be given to the employer or landlord with which they can check your status.
Note - until 30 June 2021, your EU passport or identity card should be sufficient proof of your right to work or right to rent. When applying for benefits, for example universal credit, it can simplify your application if you can prove you have settled status, which is why you might be asked for a share code even before 30 June 2021.