Frequently Asked Questions
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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:
have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man’s settlement schemes
have an EU Settlement Scheme family permit, or the equivalent from Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man
have a frontier worker permit
are an S2 Healthcare Visitor
are a Swiss national and have a Service Provider from Switzerland visa
you are still waiting for a decision for (pre-)settled status and satisfy other criteria - see this FAQ
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.
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.
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.