Some Good News For EEA Nationals Applying On-line For Residence And Permanent Residence Documents

Not everybody can use the on-line application process but, for those who can, February 2017 has seen some welcome simplifications. Perhaps the most appreciated change is that Applicants no longer need to include a full list of absences from the UK since the day of arrival here. For those EEA nationals who have lived here for many years, and who cannot now recollect all their holidays and other absences, this has come as something of a relief.

Family members can now be included in on-line applications and periods of work in the UK  can now be evidenced with  just P60 documents, another welcome change from having to submit years’ worth of salary slips, bank statements and so on.


New English Language Requirement for non EEA Partners and Parents

Applicants for further leave to remain on the family route will generally,  from 1st May this year, need to show that they can speak and listen in English at level A2. If your leave is due to expire after the above date you may need to attend a course or arrange another English test.

For more information on approved English tests at level A2 please email