EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations

Locations where you can go to get your biometric ID document scanned if you do not have an Android device with near field communication (NFC).



Some ID document scanning locations are closed due to coronavirus (COVID-19). You must check your nearest local authority’s website to see whether their service is open before attending an office.

This information is for people applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.

You can make an appointment to have your ID document scanned and verified for you if you cannot use the EU Exit: ID Document Check app. The purpose of the scan is to confirm your identity so that you’ll be able to make an application to the EU Settlement Scheme.

You must not start your application for settled status before you attend your appointment.

In most cases you’ll not be asked to send your passport anywhere else during your application to the scheme.

Make an appointment

Contact the location to book an appointment to use this service. You’ll need to attend this appointment in person.

Once your ID document has been scanned you can make the rest of your application online later using a computer or any other device you choose to access the internet.

What to bring to your appointment

  • your biometric passport from an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland
  • a mobile phone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email

This service does not accept national identity cards. Only the ID documents listed above can be checked.

Where this service is available

Find a location near you.

See a full list of the locations that offer this service.


You may be charged to use this service. The service provider you use will tell you how much you’ll need to pay.

In some cases, you may need to attend a further appointment or send us your ID document for a decision to be made on your application. If this happens you will not usually be entitled to a refund.

If you do not provide your ID document if we ask you for it, or if we ask you to attend a further appointment and you do not attend, your application could be refused.

Additional information

Find out more about the EU Settlement Scheme.

This service is for ID document checking only. If you have questions about your application, contact the EU Settlement Resolution Centre.

Published 15 November 2018
Last updated 21 September 2022 + show all updates
  1. Westminster City Council Libraries no longer provide this service.

  2. Removed Trafford address as the service is no longer available there.

  3. Change of address for London - Southwark. Updated link for booking an appointment.

  4. Removing Crowborough, Lewes, Eastbourne and Hastings as the service is no longer offered in these locations.

  5. Removed Sutton, Lewisham, Merton, Hackney and Liverpool addresses as the services are no longer available there.

  6. Edited to reflect withdrawal of services.

  7. Removed Peterborough address as the service is no longer available there.

  8. Removed Warwick address as the service is no longer available there.

  9. Change of address for Bridgend Register Office.

  10. Location in Birmingham added.

  11. Removed the phone numbers for Crowborough, Hastings, Eastbourne and Lewes.

  12. Removed information on Colchester and Livingston.

  13. Updated list to remove Herefordshire Register Office.

  14. Removed The Court House, Bedfordshire.

  15. Service no longer available in Wokingham.

  16. Updated to add information that some ID document scanning locations are now open.

  17. Updated to add information on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on ID document scanning locations.

  18. New location for Orkney Islands added.

  19. Added contact details for Stockport and updated contact details for Northampton.

  20. Perth Registrar's Office added to the list of ID document scanner locations.

  21. Locations added in Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow and Walsall.

  22. Locations in Wokingham and Beaconsfield added.

  23. Locations added in Bulwell, Cardiff, Mansfield, West Bridgford and Worksop.

  24. New location in Conwy added.

  25. Updated to add Gwynedd location and correct Dartford postcode

  26. Location in Blackpool added.

  27. Locations added in Brighton and Leeds. Newcastle-under-Lyme removed.

  28. Location in Pontypridd added.

  29. Updated addresses for services in Bexley and Hammersmith and Fulham.

  30. Locations in Ceredigion and Sheffield added.

  31. Paddington Library and Charing Cross library in Westminster and Oxford Register Office added to the list of locations.

  32. Chester register office added to the list of locations.

  33. Isle of Wight Register Office added to the list of locations.

  34. High Wycombe and Walsall removed from the list of ID document scanning locations.

  35. Updated to add Glasgow location information.

  36. Location in Bristol added.

  37. Locations in Lewisham and Truro added.

  38. Contact information for Dumfries added.

  39. Added link to new postcode checker for applicants to find their closest centre.

  40. Location in Croydon and Bridgend added.

  41. Updated list of locations.

  42. Location in Cleethorpes added.

  43. Locations in Helensburgh and Oban added.

  44. Locations list updated.

  45. Locations list updated.

  46. Locations in Islington, Leytonstone and Walthamstow added.

  47. New locations added.

  48. Greenwich location added.

  49. ID document scanning locations list updated.

  50. Locations list updated.

  51. New ID Document scanner locations added.

  52. Locations in Hereford, Liverpool, Slough and Worcester added.

  53. Locations in Ealing, Livingstone and Maidenhead added.

  54. Locations in Cumnock, Kilmarnock and Tower Hamlets added.

  55. Locations in Burton upon Trent, Calderdale, Hounslow and Newcastle-under-Lyme added.

  56. Warwickshire added. Warrington removed.

  57. Warrington added.

  58. Locations added in Camden and Dudley

  59. Location in Newcastle added.

  60. Updated contact details for Edinburgh, Sandwell, Southampton and Stockton-on-Tees.

  61. Link to Stockton added.

  62. The pilot has closed.

  63. Direct links to each ID document scanning location added to the document on this page.

  64. First published.