September 11, 2017 3,697
EEA nationals who have lived in the UK for a continuous period of 5 years are eligible to apply for an EEA Document Certifying Permanent Residence. This document will confirm that the holder is entitled to stay in the UK permanently, and it will also enable them to apply for British citizenship after they have completed six years of continuous residence in the UK.
The impact of Brexit is unknown therefore it is advisable that EEA national and their dependants seek advice on their positions.
What are the main requirements?
To apply for an EEA Residence Permit, the applicant must be able to demonstrate that:
“Qualified person” means a person who is an EEA national and in the UK as a:
(c) self-employed person;
(d) self-sufficient person;
Please note that EEA nationals wishing to make their application on the grounds of being a self-sufficient person or a student must demonstrate that they have had Comprehensive Sickness Insurance for entire period.
How long does it take?
It usually takes the Home Office up to six months to process applications, however sometimes it can be processed within two/ three months.
What can Get UK Visa offer?
*Please note that all European citizens can use the European passport return service which is provided by local councils. This allows European nationals to keep their passports whilst their application is being processed by the Home Office.
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