Passport Requirements for Crossing the UK Border

Impending changes to travel, from 1st October 2021, may affect your entry into the UK. Make sure that you’re prepared in order to avoid problems at a later date.

From the 1st October 2021 you will no longer be able to use an EU, EEA or Swiss national ID card to enter the UK from 1 October 2021 unless you:

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

If you don’t meet the criteria to use your national ID card you will need to have a valid passport which will continue to be valid throughout the entirety of your stay in the UK.

If you are a British citizen you can continue to use a Gibraltar ID card when travelling into the UK.

If you are an Irish citizen then you are able to continue using your passport card when travelling into the UK.

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

Entering the UK as an EU, EEA or Swiss Citizen

It is vital that you bring the correct documentation with you in order to pass through the border upon arrival in the UK.

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