EEA Permanent Residence Card
What is a Permanent Residence Card
Particularly in the current post ‘Brexit’ climate, many people want to know whether they can apply for permanent rights to remain in the UK as an EEA national or as their family member. If you have been living in the UK for a continuous period of 5 years, you may become eligible to apply for a ‘Permanent Residence Card’. Your rights of applying will depend on whether the EEA national has been a ‘Qualified Person’ (i.e. worker, student or self-sufficient) throughout the 5 year qualifying period.
Having permanent residence is equivalent to ‘settlement’ and will mean that you are free from any form of immigration restrictions in the UK. As of November 2015, it is a mandatory requirement to apply for this card before making your British nationality application.
How do I apply for a Permanent Residence Card
You must submit a paper application to the Home Office together with your supporting documents and it can take up to 6 months for your application to be processed. You and your dependants can apply at the same time. There are no Life in the UK nor English language requirements for applying.
How GB Immigration can help
At GB Immigration, as specialists in UK immigration law, we can offer a full service to clients that require advice and assistance for their immigration needs. The quality of an initial application can make the difference between the success and failure of that application. It can be very frustrating to make an application only to find out when you receive the decision that your application did not contain the correct documentation and satisfactory explanation of your circumstances to ensure approval.
Our immigration team can help you navigate the often confusing maze of UK immigration law and assist you in deciding the most appropriate route.