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£65 Tax on EU citizens in UK.

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Costs 65 NIcker to join and Android device check.

The chaps in the Morning Star, Counterfire, and Tariq Ali, will be chortling in their  cornflakes this morning.


Welcome to Tower Hamlets Council’s toolkit for EU citizens living and working in our borough.

We recognise that since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, you have had to deal with a great deal of uncertainty and concern. We want to reassure you that you are all valued members of our community in Tower Hamlets and we are here to help you secure your right to continue living and working here after Brexit.

On this page, you will find details of the EU Settlement Scheme that has been set out by the Home Office. We will guide you through the scheme and provide you with further useful information about the process that we hope will address some of your concerns.

What is the EU Settlement Scheme?

If you are an EU citizen and want to stay in the UK beyond 31 December 2020, you and your family members will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

The EU Settlement Scheme allows you to continue to live, work and study here in the UK. It means you continue to be eligible for:

  • public services, such as healthcare and schools
  • public funds and pensions
  • British citizenship, if you want to apply and meet the requirements.

Proof of identity

When you apply, you’ll be able to either:

  • scan your identity document using an Android mobile phone or tablet – you can use someone else’s phone or tablet to do this
  • send your document by post

You’ll also need to upload a recent digital photo of your face.

The app used to verify your identity is the EU Exit: ID Document Check app. To use this app you will need to have a valid biometric passport or biometric EU national identity card. Non-EU citizens must have a biometric residence card to use the app.

This functionality is only available on Android devices – an easy way to check if your Android device can do this is whether your device has the technology to make contactless payments. If you can’t complete this step using the app, you can use a family member or friend’s device to verify your identity.There are no security risks in doing this and your data is not stored on the device. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can send in your identity document to the Home Office by post from 30 March 2019.

The fee to apply will be:

  • £65 if you’re 16 or over
  • £32.50 if you’re under 16

Written by Andrew Coates

December 30, 2018 at 12:24 pm

Posted in European Left

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  1. Seems reasonable. After all they are here to earn money so they can’t really expect something for nothing!

    Dave Roberts

    December 30, 2018 at 2:34 pm

  2. It’s just a suggestion but why not allow the facility to upload a scanned photo to a website. Not everyone has a ‘smartphone’ never mind an ‘android device’ whatever that is when it is at home. Most of us, have at least access to a library with a scanning machine. I suppose we should be grateful that the postal option is still there.


    December 30, 2018 at 2:56 pm

  3. Indeed Dave! It is a lot cheaper than a passport. And no extra cost for applying by post unlike a passport.

    Mrs Roberts

    December 30, 2018 at 3:02 pm

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