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Will a digital only immigration status for EU nationals be discriminatory?

Will a digital only immigration status for EU nationals be discriminatory?
Published on: 13 May 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Will a digital only immigration status for EU nationals be discriminatory?
  • Grounds for challenge
  • Decision

Article summary

Immigration analysis: Transitioning from Free Movement between the UK and the EU has resulted in 5.1 million applications for immigration status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). Immigration status granted under the EUSS is only accessible digitally unlike traditional visa documents such as Biometric Residence Permits or vignettes in passports. As such, it was questioned in a recent application to the High Court whether a policy of only issuing digital status to EU nationals is discriminatory. Shahjahan Ali of DAC Beachcroft comments on the High Court’s decision. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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