Guidance

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).

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Details

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 current valid biometric EU passport or valid biometric residence card
  • 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

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

Charges

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 12 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. New locations added.
  2. Greenwich location added.
  3. ID document scanning locations list updated.
  4. Locations list updated.
  5. New ID Document scanner locations added.
  6. Locations in Hereford, Liverpool, Slough and Worcester added.
  7. Locations in Ealing, Livingstone and Maidenhead added.
  8. Locations in Cumnock, Kilmarnock and Tower Hamlets added.
  9. Locations in Burton upon Trent, Calderdale, Hounslow and Newcastle-under-Lyme added.
  10. Warwickshire added. Warrington removed.
  11. Warrington added.
  12. Locations added in Camden and Dudley
  13. Location in Newcastle added.
  14. Updated contact details for Edinburgh, Sandwell, Southampton and Stockton-on-Tees.
  15. Link to Stockton added.
  16. The pilot has closed.
  17. Direct links to each ID document scanning location added to the document on this page.
  18. First published.