A smartphone app is being utilized by the government of the United Kingdom to make it possible for citizens of the European Union (E.U.) who currently reside in the United Kingdom to remain in the country after it leaves the European Union on March 29th. With an estimated 3.5 million E.U. citizens living in the United Kingdom, the government has made ensuring there is an opportunity to retain that population post-Brexit a top priority. The loss of working population and income if these citizens were unable to stay would be significant; therefore, securing their futures is also significant, for both economic and political reasons. The Android app, named E.U. Exit: ID Document Check, has been devised as a convenient solution to enable E.U. citizens to apply for settled and pre-settled status before the United Kingdom separates from the European Union next month.
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