Have you recently been asked to share your UK immigration status by an employer, university or landlord? You might be wondering where to start.
This helpful guide tells you everything you need to know about how to view and prove your UK immigration status.
How to view and prove your UK immigration status
Unless you are a non-EEA family member who has not previously been issued with a biometric residence card, the Home Office will not issue physical proof of your status. To prove your immigration status in the UK, you will need to log into your online UKVI account.
This can be done by:
- Logging in to your online profile
- Choosing the identity document you used in your application (this will be either your Biometric residence card (BRC), national identity card or passport)
- Entering your BRC, ID card or passport number
- Entering your date of birth
- Confirming who you are
After you’ve inputted these details, you will receive a one-time six-digit access code to your phone or email address. Once you enter it, you’ll be able to access your profile and view your Pre-Settled or Settled status. You’ll also be able to select ‘Prove your status to someone’. This will send you a share code that you can use to prove your status to third parties.
Who can use the online service
Please note: you can only access this service if you have a UKVI account. You’ll have one if you applied to the EU Settlement Scheme or applied for a visa and used the UK Immigration: ID Check app.
You will not have a UKVI account if you went to a Visa Application Centre (VAC) or Service Support Centre (SSC). If this is the case, you can prove your right to work to an employer and prove your right to rent to a landlord using different services.
As well as viewing and proving your UK immigration status, you can also use your UKVI account to update your personal details. This includes your passport number and email address. You can also check what rights you have in the UK including your right to work, rent and claim benefits.
Struggling to access your account? Contact UK Visas and Immigration, who’ll be able to help.
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