UK Border Officials Demanding Status Of EU Citizens

Politico Europe reports:

U.K. border officials have begun asking some EU citizens who live in the country to show evidence they are legal residents, in apparent breach of the law, according to EU diplomats. Following the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31, border officials are entitled to ask questions to check whether a non-British national is entering the country as a tourist or as a resident.

But EU diplomats say some officials have gone beyond that, requiring EU nationals living in Britain to provide documentation to prove their status — specifically that they have obtained settled or pre-settled status under the government’s EU Settlement Scheme. The deadline for EU nationals resident in the U.K. to apply for such status is June 30, so many do not possess such documentation. Border officials are not meant to ask for it until that date.

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