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Proving your rights as an EU citizen or family member
Until 31 December 2020 you can still show your identity documents to prove your rights in the UK. For EEA citizens, this will mean showing your passport or national identity card. For non-EEA citizens this will be your biometric residence document.
You will soon also have the option of using an online service to prove your rights to others, including employers and landlords. We will be gradually developing this online service.
Viewing your status online
Your status under the EU Settlement Scheme will be recorded electronically on Home Office systems. You can view your status as soon as you get a decision on your application.
You can go to your online profile to:
- view your status
- understand your rights
- update your details
In the future, you’ll also be able to prove your rights to others online.
You will not get a paper document to prove your status and rights, as these documents can be open to fraud, or be lost or stolen. Help will be available if you have difficulties using the online service.
Accessing your profile
You can view your status online by entering the number of the identity document you used in your application and your date of birth. A single-use code will be sent to your mobile phone number or email address that you provided in your application so you can access your profile (similar to online banking). You do not need a username or password.
You’ll need to keep your details up to date to access your online status. If your contact details or identity document change you’ll be able to let us know through your online profile.