Memorandum of understanding between the Department for Work and Pensions and the Home Office on the automated residency check for the EU Settlement Scheme

Part of Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:15 pm ar 5 Mawrth 2019.

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New clause 31—Requirement to check manually for system errors when an applicant does not pass the automated residency check—

“At the same time as an applicant through the EU Settlement Scheme application process receives a wholly or partially unsuccessful result from the automated residency check, the Secretary of State must manually check for errors in the automated data checks, including but not limited to—

(a) data matching errors;

(b) errors in creation of the record of residency from the data;

(c) errors in adding data to a record of residency to create a new record of residency

(d) errors resulting from using the process applied during the automated residency checks on a record of residency to create an output.”

This new clause would mean that a manual check for errors is made when an applicant does not pass the automated residency check before they are required to provide documentation to prove their residency for the purposes of settled status.