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GUIDANCE: Visiting UK as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen


If you’re an EUEEA or Swiss citizen

Irish citizens can continue to enter and live in the UK.

EUEEA and Swiss citizens can travel to the UK for holidays or short trips without needing a visa. You can cross the UK border using a valid passport which should be valid for the whole time you are in the UK.

EUEEA and Swiss citizens can continue to use the automatic ePassport gates to pass through the border on arrival.

You will not be able to use an EUEEA or Swiss national ID card to enter the UK from 1 October 2021 unless you:

In these cases, you can continue to use your national ID card to enter the UK until at least 31 December 2025.

British citizens can continue to use a Gibraltar identity card to travel to the UK.

Irish citizens can continue to use a passport card to travel to the UK.

You must have the correct documents to show at the UK border if you’re travelling to the UK. You cannot use any documents to enter the UK that are not listed here.

In other cases, find out if you need to apply for a visa to enter the UK.

If you’re a non-EEA family member of an EUEEA or Swiss citizen

You need a valid national passport, and one of the following:

  • an EU Settlement Scheme family permit
  • UK-issued EEA family permit
  • UK-issued biometric residence card

You cannot use an Article 10 or Article 20 residence card issued by an EEA member state.

If you’re from a non-EEA country

Your passport (and visa if you have one) will be checked at border control. You’ll usually be asked why you’re coming to the UK. You can use the UK/EEA immigration lanes and the automatic ePassport gates if you’re from:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United States

Read the full article : Visiting the UK as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


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