Brexit: EU citizens living in UK will have to join special ID register

The EU “settled status” residence proposals could entail an identity card backed up by entry on a Home Office central database or register.

It has yet to be decided whether the residence document for “settled status” EU citizens will be issued as an identity card or simply exist as an entry on a Home Office database.

This process could take over 2 years to complete considering that we have over 150,000 EEA Nationals – will be asked to apply again, not forgetting the Family Dependants, this will place the Home Office under considerable pressure to recruit more staff, to understand and assess applications and grant decisions to reflect the rights of EEA Nationals.

We are already witnessing major mistakes from the Home Office in a number of Family Dependent applications,  reported in The Guardian New…

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