Step 1: Signing the ECI
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, there are some very important signing rules that you need to know. First of all, not everyone can sign it. The Table in this link will show you who may sign, who may not, and who needs to provide an identification number [usually a passport number or identity card] in order to sign.
Step 1 – Follow the link below and click support
Step 2 – Select country of residence
- If you are living in the UK: Select UK
- If you are living in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovakia: Select the country you are resident in and then sign. Your signature will help us reach the required minimums of those countries, but please tell your local friends to sign so that you can keep your right to stay!
- If you are living in Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden: Select the country you are resident in. Then you will need a personal identification document number issued by the country you are resident in.
(If you’re not sure which document will count, check your country of residence in pages 2-4 on this table).
- If you are living in: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France or Portugal. If you also have a permanent UK address enter your country of residence as UK, otherwise you can’t sign and you need to tell three of your friends in that country to sign so that you can keep the right to stay! Please do NOT use an old UK address that you may use for voting, it is not valid.
EU Citizens in the UK: Your role is crucial.
Even if you were not allowed to vote in the referendum, your voice matters to the EU and you CAN sign this ECI as long as you’re voting age.
Please look at the second-to-last row in the Table (page 2). Given that you are a legal resident in the UK, you are allowed to count as a British signature; HOWEVER, we need to reach certain minimums in SEVEN DIFFERENT EU COUNTRIES, so it would be best if you sign as your country of nationality. In most cases you will need to provide an identification number so find your country on the list below the table in order to see which documents are accepted. This is how you make your voice heard even if you were excluded from a vote that changed your life.
EU Citizens outside the EU (worldwide): most of you are allowed to sign!
You read that correctly. If you have the nationality of a Member State, then almost all of you are allowed to sign this ECI (except for Irish and UK nationals… sorry again; hopefully this adds fuel to the fire). Again, check the last row of the table in order to see what type of identification you’ll need. What does that mean? That means we can make this a worldwide movement! If you have friends or family members who are European by nationality then feel free to share this with them even if they live in the US, Asia, Latin America, Africa or Antartica! Perhaps some of them have ancestors who migrated out of war-torn Europe after WWII, and this initiative is for them too. Let’s take advantage of technology in the 21st Century to make sure that every European who believes in the idea of Europe and its Union can make their voice heard regardless of where they live!
Please do NOT try to cheat the table!
These are official rules and your signature will NOT count if you try to cheat.