EEA Registration Certificate
A Registration Certificate confirms your residence status in the UK. You can apply for an EEA Registration Certificate if you are an EEA or Swiss citizen who is working, or self-employed, or studying, or self-sufficient, or looking for a job. As a qualified person, your extended family member can also apply for a Registration Certificate.
If you are not a citizen of Switzerland or the EEA but are an extended family member of a qualified person, you will need an EEA Registration Certificate to confirm your residence status in the UK. the EEA Registration Certificate of a qualified person can be used as a supporting documentation if you, as a family member of a qualified person, wishes to apply for an EEA residence card or an EEA Family Permit.
Although you do not need a Registration Certificate to confirm your residence. This certificate is a quick way to show employers that you are allowed to be employed in the UK. Lastly, it will allow you to quickly and easily prove that you are entitled to services and benefits enjoyed by EEA or Swiss nationals.
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How Can Optimus Law Help?
Our team of dedication immigration lawyers will help you apply for EEA documents such as permanent residence, residence card, Registration Certificate. We will guide you through the entire process and ensure you receive the needed legal guidance. One of our experienced immigration lawyers will
- Meet with you in person, via Skype, through email or on phone to handle your case.
- Assist you to assess your eligibility as well as taking you through all the options available to you.
- Help you properly fill out your application form for your EEA Registration Certificate.
- Ensure you have all the needed documentary evidence for your application
- Prepare a letter of representation to accompany your application and the supporting documents.
- Communicate with the Home office through the application process.
- Explain to you the implication of the decision made on your application, and advise you on what to do next.
Who is eligible for a Registration Certificate?
If you are an EEA or Swiss national, you qualify to apply for a Registration Certificate as far as you need all extra requirements. As a qualified person, your extended family member can also apply for a Registration Certificate.
If you are a qualified person who is self-sufficient or a student, and you either rely on a family member for financial support or are financially responsible for a family member; you cannot use this service.
Who are the extended family of a qualified person?
Extended family members include brother or sister; aunt or uncle; cousin; niece or nephew; relative from a different generation including but not limited to a great-aunt, great-nephew or second cousin; relative by marriage; and unmarried partner in a lasting relationship.
In addition, the extended family member must have stayed in the same house as the qualify people, or dependent on the qualified person, or cared for the qualified person.
How long does an EEA Registration Certificate valid?
The certificate is valid for 5 years after which you can apply for permanent residence in the UK. However, because of Brexit, the certificate will be valid up to 31 December 2020. If you are an EU citizen, you and your family can apply for settled status under the ‘Settled status for EU citizens and their families’ scheme which will be fully opened by March 2019 according to the UK government.
How will Brexit affect the EEA Registration Certificates?
The document is valid for 5 years after which you can apply for permanent residence in the UK. However, because of Brexit, the document will be valid up to 31 December 2020. If you are an EU citizen, you and your family can apply for settled status under the ‘Settled status for EU citizens and their families’ scheme which will be fully opened by March 2019 according to the UK government.
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