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Devon Registration Service can help applicants to the Government’s EU Settlement Scheme

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Posted on: 23 January 2020

Devon Registration Service can help EU citizens and their families, who want to stay in the UK after it leaves the EU, with the verification they will need to apply to the Government’s EU Settlement Scheme.

The Government is inviting EU citizens with valid EU passports to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. It also extends to their non-EU citizen family members who have a biometric residence card issued by the UK.

The deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme is either the end of December 2020, if the Government and the EU fail to agree a leave deal; or the end of June 2021, if negotiators agree a deal for the UK to leave the EU.

The application process can be completed online, but the identity verification part of the application, which is necessary, requires the person to have access to either an Android or some Apple mobile devices.

Anyone in Devon who does not have access to such devices can make an appointment with the Devon Registration Service to have their identity officially verified for their application.

Identity verification is a requirement of the application to the EU Settlement Scheme.

To book an appointment to have your biometric passport or biometric residence card scanned, please telephone the Devon Registration Service on 0345 155 1002. An appointment will be made for you to see a member of the Devon Registration Service team.

You will need to bring to your appointment your current valid EU passport or valid biometric residence card; and a mobile telephone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email.

The cost of the identity document scanning service is £14 (including VAT).

A spokesman for the Devon Registration Service, said:

“We can help with the part of the application that requires the identity verification. Some people, who have the right mobile devices, are able to complete that verification themselves, but we know that some people do not have the required mobile technology. So we want to let those people know that we can help with that bit of their application.”

For more information about the EU Settlement Scheme, visit the Government’s website.

For more information about the identify verification service, which is a requirement of the application process, visit the Devon Registration Service website.

2 comments on “Devon Registration Service can help applicants to the Government’s EU Settlement Scheme

  1. Jeremy Irwin says:

    Could the Devon Registration Service include an email contact address as well? Not all applicants will be hearing (some may be deaf and unable to use the telephone). It must never be assumed that everyone can use the telephone to communicate orally. This applies to everyone, not just the DRS.

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