Category Archives: 2019

EU ID Document Check app now available for iPhone

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This symbol indicates that your passport has a biometric chip

The EU Exit: ID Document Check app is now available for newer iPhone models. Previously this software was only available for Android devices but now the app is supported on  iPhone 8 or above, with support for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus coming soon with an iOS update.

EU citizens applying for settled status in the UK are required to use the document checking app to complete the identity stage of the process.

For EU staff at the University who don’t have a compatible device, HR are offering the use of an Android device on which to complete that section of the application. If any staff are interested in using the app then please contact Sharon Cassidy in HR to make an appointment sharon.cassidy@abdn.ac.uk – any students seeking advice should contact infohub@abdn.ac.uk.

The University’s Brexit webpages are updated regularly with relevant information for staff and students. If you have any questions you are unable to find the answer to you can email  brexit@abdn.ac.uk.

International Student Advisers are holding regular drop-in sessions for students with questions about their immigration status and options resulting from Brexit. The next session takes place at Old Aberdeen on Wednesday November 6.

Travelling in the EU

Visiting Europe this summer?  Why not pick up the Travelling in Europe 2018-19  leaflet from the EDC Office, in Taylor Library   It contains lots of useful, practical information about travelling in the EU and includes a fold-out map of Europe.

Topics covered include:

  • Accessing healthcare
  • Driving
  • Money
  • Passenger rights
  • Pet passports
  • Using mobile phones
  • Schengen rules
  • Shopping
  • and much more…

 

 

Europe Day 2019

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The 9th of May is Europe Day. Marking the anniversary of the Schuman declaration, it is a celebration of the effort to bring about peace through a new form of political cooperation between the nations of Europe. In 1950, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman proposed the creation of an institution to  manage the production of coal and steel across the nations, a move that is considered to be a major step towards the formation of the European Union that we know today.

For more information, have a look at the Europa page on Europe Day 2019, which also details some of the Open Day’s that will occur in various European cities over the course of the month.

Several Aberdeen Alumni networking events have been organised to coincide with Europe day, with events taking place in several European cities. See the Current and Upcoming Events page for more information.

Are you registered to vote in the European Parliament elections?

The European Parliament elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 23rd May in the UK.

Citizens of the UK and other EU member states who reside in the UK, and are over 18, can vote, provided they have registered to vote by the 7th of May.

Click on the links below to register to vote.

UK Citizens resident in Scotland or rest of the UK

EU Citizens living in the UK