EEA Nationals and Their Family Members, Application Forms: Registration Certificate as a Qualified Person
EEA Nationals and Their Family Members, Application Forms: Registration Certificate as a Qualified Person. In my previous blog post and video I’ve given you an overview of all main applications forms. I also explain why, when, how you can apply for a family permit. In today’s post and video I’ll concentrate on the second type of application forms for EEA nationals and their family members. It is called a Registration Certificate.
Who Can Apply?
Generally, you can only apply for this document in the UK and it is for:
EEA nationals only who are either:
- qualified persons; or
- they are EEA national family members of qualified persons; or
- they are EEA national family members of their EEA national relative who has a permanent rights of residence in the UK; or
- EEA national family members (or former family members) who have retained their rights of residence in the UK can also apply.
What are the Requirements for Issuing a Registration Certificate?
In brief, there are only two requirements:
- You need to prove that you belong to one of the above categories;
- The relevant EEA national is a qualified person.
I’ve prepared a number of separate videos, explaining various terms, such as ‘retained residency’, ‘direct and extended family members’ and ‘qualified persons’. Please do watch these videos before making your application.
What is the Procedure for Making This Application and How Much Does It Cost?
- It costs £65 per person.
- You will need to complete the EEA(QP) form;
- Send the application to the UKVI together with
- all the supporting evidence.
When Will It be Granted and How Long is It Valid For?
And finally, according to Regulations the Secretary of State must issue a registration certificate on application. This is provided you submit all the necessary documents. There is no expiry date of this document – it will be valid for as long as the relevant EEA national remains a qualified person.