From 1 October EU citizens who do not hold Settled/ Pre-settled status will not be able to use their national ID cards to travel to the UK. They will need a valid passport when entering the UK. The passport should be valid for the whole time they are in the UK.
EU citizens with Settled/ Pre-settled status/ pending applications to the EU Settlement Scheme can continue to use their national ID cards to travel to the UK after 1 October 2021 until at least the end of 2025.
Do not forget that you need to return your completed ballot papers to the election team before 10pm on Thursday 6th May.
In February 2020, the
Scottish Parliament passed a new law which extends the right to vote in
Scottish elections to people who are over 16 and live in Scotland. No matter where you were born, if you are a resident in
Scotland you can now vote in all Scottish elections.
To vote in the Scottish Parliament elections in May, you must register by Monday 19 April here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
The Scottish Parliament has powers to make laws for Scotland in a range of areas including health, education, housing, justice and the environment. When you vote, you make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect your day-to-day.
Registering to vote improves your credit score. If you want to rent, get a mortgage, credit card or a mobile telephone contract, it really helps if you are on the electoral roll.
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