After the UK leaves the European Union, a lot will change. Since last Thursday, Europeans residing in the UK, including the Portuguese, can no longer use their citizen card or passport.
Proof of status and rights must be done with a digital certificate. The Citizen Card and passport are no longer suitable for stay in the UK.
The new immigration document is completely digital. Until last Wednesday, the deadline for registration in the EU registration system [EU Settlement Scheme, EUSS]Relevant national identity documents have been accepted to demonstrate the right to work, study or receive social support.
From now on proof of immigration status is required via the UK government portal (gov.uk).
The British government has argued from the start that proof of digital residency prevents issues such as loss, forgery or deterioration over time.
An academic study recently published by the UK in Changing Europe Group warns of the difficulties and risks posed by electronic operation to information excluded, whether they are elderly, homeless or other types of vulnerable people.
EUSS was opened after the UK leaves the European Union to guarantee residence status to citizens of EU countries, Iceland, Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein and their close family members from third countries.