EU Permanent Residency

Permanent residence is the right to live permanently in an EU member state. Irrespective of whether the holder of the status is exercising Treaty rights as a worker, self-employed person, self-sufficient person, student or family member of one of these categories.

It is no longer possible to apply for a permanent residence card.  If you applied for a permanent residence card before 31 December 2020, your application will still be considered.  It may take up to 6 months to get a decision.

 

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On the 31st of January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the European Union, therefore your permanent residence card will not be valid after 30 June 2021. You and your family should apply to the EU Settlement Scheme if you wish to continue to live in the UK.

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If you have permanent residency or settled status you can naturalise as a British citizen. You must have held permanent residency or settled status for at least 12 months before you apply. A permanent residency application will backdate your claim to when you completed your 5 years, whereas the settlement scheme does not. This could mean you can make a British nationality application sooner.

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