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As of today, both in case of a no-deal, a yes-deal, or a delayed Brexit, will EU citizens have their fingerprints checked or taken upon entering the UK after 29 March 2019, either if they travel with a biometric passport or if they travel with their national ID card?

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    ‘Both’ cannot refer to three options – Traveller Feb 28 at 16:50
  • It's far from visa that Brexit will happen on 29th March. If it doesn't then the status quo prevails until it does. If it does. – user90371 Feb 28 at 20:20
  • @ReddHerring "far from visa" ?? – MadHatter Mar 1 at 7:31
  • @madhatter Oops - should have been 'far from clear'. I hate autocorrect! – user90371 Mar 1 at 7:50
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According to the UK government website, only those with a UK biometric visa get their fingerprints checked at the border. Accordingly, it should be expected that only EU citizens who have a UK biometric visa will have their fingerprints checked at the border.

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People who want to live and work in the UK will most likely have to have a face scan:

Instead ministers will require EU visitors to the UK to their faces scanned if they want to stay and work in the UK, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.

As mentioned by @Phoog:

According to the UK government website, only those with a UK biometric visa get their fingerprints checked at the border. Accordingly, it should be expected that only EU citizens who have a UK biometric visa will have their fingerprints checked at the border.

  • That refers to residents, not visitors ("They were told this was the Home Office position on EU citizens already in the UK and not post-Brexit migrants"). – phoog Feb 28 at 16:32

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