On a more serious note, I have some questions about the ID cards that I hoped someone might be able to answer. It was recently reported that the ID card program was launched in Manchester. Furthermore, all foreign nationals (non-EU) were supposed to have ID cards starting last November.
I looked into this issue and the government pages addressed those who are currently applying for visas to stay as a student or a spouse. It mentioned that anyone applying would automatically have to apply for the ID card. In addition, anyone who applies for an extension of their leave would get one. It did not address those who already had extended leave. I have a settlement visa, not a temporary one, but a permanent one. I won’t be applying for an extension, so what do I do? You would have thought they would have tracked people like me down to let them know how, where and when to get an ID card. Do I have to?