British Citizenship | EEA National
Are you an EEA national living in the UK for six years and are planning to applying for British citizenship?
We often receive inquiries in relation to EEA nationals or their children status whether they are eligible for British citizenship either by birth or born outside the UK.
EEA national normally acquires permanent residence after 5 years by the operation of law. As of 12 November 2015, any EEA national wishes to apply for British citizenship must be able to produce a document certifying their permanent resident status in the UK. If you are a national of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, or you are the family member of such a person, and you have exercised EEA free-movement rights in the UK for a continuous 5 year period, you may be eligible for Permanent residence card. It means that EEA national must apply first before applying for British Citizenship also knows Naturalisation.
In most cases passport office refuses application of children if they can’t recognises their parent’s treaty rights for continuous period of 5 years. When a parent gets settled status it affects the nationality position of their children. But there may be periods within those five years which do not clearly qualify. Some common examples are where the parent has been a jobseeker for an extended period of time, where they have been a student without having private health insurance or recourse to public funds. Because the boundaries for getting settled status by operation of law can be unclear, so can be the nationality of the child. There is a common confusion whether the child is eligible for registration or British by birth.
EEA nationals settled status in the UK is acquired after 5 years of residing in the UK and exercising treaty rights as;
Applying for British Citizenship either for an adult or child is an expensive and complex process. If you considering applying and needing any assistance talk to our Legal team today.
To check your eligibility call us on Tel: 020 7859 4527 | Skype: Solutionvisas | firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively, fill out our Free initial assessment form and we will get in touch with you on how to apply for British citizenship.
We are authorised to provide advice at Level 1 by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) regulates immigration advisers in the UK. OISC Reg. no. F201400825.