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I have (pre-) settled status. Can I use my EU national identity card to enter the UK?

From the 1st October 2021 you cannot use an EU, EEA or Swiss national ID card to enter the UK unless you:


In these cases, you can continue to use your national ID card to enter the UK until at least 31 December 2025, and forever if it is a biometric national ID card.


Full details at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/entering-the-uk-under-the-eu-settlement-scheme-and-eu-settlement-scheme-family-permit


You should ensure that your ID card is linked to your EUSS status, in order to travel with it - you can do this here: https://www.gov.uk/update-uk-visas-immigration-account-details.  See this FAQ and this FAQ for more details, including what happens if you try to update the status but the update has not yet taken effect.


See also this statement, and a series of FAQs, by the European Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/travel-documents-required-eu-citizens-when-travelling-uk-1-october-2021_en


Note: We are aware that currently some member states including Sweden are not allowing their nationals to travel from that member state to the UK without a passport. We will provide an update as soon as possible.