Application for a document certifying permanent residence or permanent residence card under the EEA Regulations

Documents Required

Please find below a list of the documents required for your application.

It should be noted that the Home Office will only accept original documents. If no original is available, photocopied documents must be a stamped certified true copy of the original. Where a document is not in English or Welsh, the original must be accompanied by a fully certified translation by a professional translator. This translation must include details of the translator’s credentials and confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document. It must also be dated and include the original signature of the translator.

Please note that documents listed are carefully explained whether they are mandatory or optional. You should collect as many documents as possible and use it as a checklist to ensure all documents where possible have been sent as soon as possible. Where you are unable to provide the original documents, please explain the reasons by adding your comments.
The documents we will require from you are as follows:

Evidence of Applicant's Identity
Current PassportMandatory
Previous PassportsMandatory
Recent Passport Photographs (x2)(Photo Guidance)Mandatory
National identity cardOptional
Proof of UK Residence for the last 5 years
Document Notes Type
Tenancy Agreements/Mortgage statementsMandatory
Utility Bills (electric, water, gas)Mandatory
Bank Statementsfor the past 6 monthsMandatory
NHS/GP letterMandatory
Correspondences from governmental department (HMRC, DVLA, TV license etc)Mandatory
Telephone/Mobile phone billsMandatory
Council TaxMandatory
Proof of Exercising Treaty Rights
Documents Notes Type
IF EMPLOYED – recent letter of employment, payslips fort the past 6 monthsMandatory
IF SELF-MPLOYED – self-assessment tax return, proof of NI payment, invoices/receipts, proof business is trading,Mandatory
IF SELF-SUFFICIENT – bank statements /building society pass book, proof of income source; evidence of receipt of pension, comprehensive sickness insurance.Mandatory
Other Documents
Documents Notes Type
Home Office Letters In case of previous refusals, etc.Mandatory
 List of Immigration History – UK entry and exit in the last 5 years Mandatory

All documents should be posted or scanned and emailed to us to make sure they meet the requirements.

If you are posting the documents, they should be sent to: iam (immigration and migration), Suite 8, 225 Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, London Docklands E14 9FW. Please send this as recorded or special delivery for tracking purposes. You are not required to inform us. You can track your parcel with Royal Mail (track and trace)
Please let us know if you cannot provide anything listed and we can discuss alternative documents you may provide. Once we have received the documents, we will inform you via e-mail and update your application in our records.

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