Using the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app

The Home Office have recently issued information on using the app when applying to work or study in the UK.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 06 October 2020)

“You can use the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app to complete the identity stage of your application.

The app will:

  • check that your identity document is genuine
  • verify that the document belongs to you

You must use:

  • your biometric passport from an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland

The app will only work once you start your application online at GOV.UK. When you get to the identity verification stage you will be told to open or download it.

You cannot use this app if you are applying to the EU Settlement Scheme. You must download the ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app instead.”

For more information on the using the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app, send an email to or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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