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Immigration: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 11th February 2019.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what circumstances an EU Citizen applying for Settled Status will be required to pay for biometric enrolment.

Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of waiving biometric enrolment fees for EU citizens and their family members.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

There is no Home Office fee to enrol biometrics when applying to the EU Settlement Scheme and there is no requirement for EU citizens to enrol fingerprint biometrics. Where enrolment of fingerprints is required – for example, for those non-EEA citizen family members of EU citizens who do not already hold a biometric residence permit – the standard options for enrolment apply, details are published on gov.uk

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ukvis-new-front-end-services-what-you-need-to-know

As announced by the Prime Minister on 21 January, the application fee for the Settlement Scheme will be removed from 30 March, when the scheme is rolled out in full, and any application fees already paid will be refunded.

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