Help for EU citizens to prove immigration status online
The Scottish government’s Stay in Scotland campaign has been relaunched with updated resources to help European Union (EU) citizens living in Scotland access and prove their immigration status online using the UK government’s ‘view and prove’ service.
The Scottish government said it is concerned that many people are struggling to use this system to prove their immigration status, putting them at risk of losing work, accommodation and access to benefits.
Europe minister Jenny Gilruth said: “We value the contribution EU citizens make to our country and we are concerned that many people are experiencing difficulties with the UK government’s ‘view and prove’ service. Vulnerable citizens in particular are finding it challenging to prove their status to service providers and employers.
“We’ve now updated our resources to help EU citizens navigate the UK Government’s digital-only system and ensure they still have access to work, accommodation and benefits.
“And together with the Welsh and Northern Irish governments, we are continuing to urge the Home Office to provide EU citizens in the UK with a physical document to prove their immigration status.”