We have so far made two experimental applications using the new app for EEA applications. When you enter your information in this app it tells you that the App is still under construction but ignore this. The app is accessed on Google Play. Once this is opened you will be asked to scan the identification page of your passport. Once this is done the next step is to scan the chip on the cover of your passport. Then take a photo of yourself against a white background. This all takes place using the camera on your android phone. The app then opens an application form beginning with security questions and very few personal questions.
Enter whether you are applying for settled or pre settled status. The final stage is review your answers, pay (fees will be refunded) and then submit. In our experience the result is made available within 24 hours with a Certificate of Application and the Letter of Grant being sent to your email address. Our assessment – this is a fiddly process and you may have to start it over a few times to get it right but not too difficult. Hey Ho, all being well, the system will be fully operational by 30 March 2019