Confusing Home Office guidance for EEA nationals

Recently issued guidance suggests that EEA nationals “sign up for email alerts” rather than apply for confirmation of their status in the UK. Many of my clients have applied for confirmation of status, particularly of permanent residence. This is partly for peace of mind but also because it is ESSENTIAL to have confirmation of permanent residence in order to apply to naturalise as a British citizen.

The guidance does not prohibit the making of applications and is no doubt a response to the Brexit-related flood of recent applications.

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