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Application for a registration certificate or
residence card as the family member of a
European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss
This form is to be used for applications made on or after 18 March 2016
Any further reference on this form to EEA nationals includes Swiss nationals.
Who this form is for
Use this application form if you wish to apply for a registration certificate (if you’re an
EEA national) or residence card (if you’re a non-EEA national) as:
• the family member of a relevant EEA national,
• a person who is no longer the family member of a relevant EEA national but you’ve retained your right of residence under EU law, or
• the family member of a British citizen who has worked or been self-employed in another EEA member state (‘Surinder Singh’ judgment).
‘Relevant EEA national’ means an EEA national who is (or was) in the UK as a ‘qualified person’ (worker, self-employed, self-sufficient, student, or jobseeker) or has a permanent right of residence in the UK under the EEA Regulations.
Which family members can apply on this form?
If the relevant EEA national only has a right to reside in the UK as a student, you must
• spouse or civil partner of the EEA national, or
• dependent child of the EEA national, or of their spouse/civil partner.
In all other cases, you must be the:
• spouse or civil partner of the relevant EEA national/British citizen,
• child or grandchild of the relevant EEA national/British citizen, or of their spouse/civil partner, and be aged under 21 or dependent, or
• dependent parent or grandparent of the relevant EEA national/British citizen, or of their spouse/civil partner.
Other relatives and unmarried partners If you’re related to the relevant EEA national in any other way (for example, you’re their brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin, nephew, niece) or if you’re their unmarried partner, you will need to apply as an ‘extended’ family member and should complete form EEA(EFM) instead.
The fee There is a fee of £65 for each person applying for a registration certificate or residence card. If you do not pay the full fee, your application will be invalid and returned to you without consideration. See the payment guidance notes, enclosed with this form, for further information.
Family members included in your application You can include your family members on this application form if they also wish to be considered for a registration certificate or residence card. They must be related to you or your sponsor in one of the ways set out on page 1.
Please note: you must pay an additional £65 for each family member included in this application.
If the fee does not cover you and your family members, the application will be rejected and returned to you without consideration.
Biometric information for non-EEA nationals If you are (or anyone included in this application is) a non-EEA national applying for a residence card, you must give your biometric information (fingerprints and a digital photograph) before your application will be considered. If you do not, we may reject your application.
See pages 7-13 of this form for further information.
Completing the application form
Complete all relevant sections of the form as directed. Use a black pen and write names, addresses and similar details in capital letters. In sections where you’re asked to give your personal details and address, leave a space between each name and each part of the address.
You must also send the relevant evidence as specified in section 20 of this form and the
guidance notes at:
Only complete the sections of the form that are relevant to you. If a section does not apply to you, leave it blank.
To save paper, postage and storage costs, we recommend that you only print and send us the:
• front page of the form, and • sections of the form that you have actually completed (including the payment section and, if required, the biometric section).
Where to send your completed application You cannot apply in person at our Premium Service Centres. You must send your completed application form, supporting documents, and payment of £65 (for each applicant) to the address
Payment Guidance The Fee There is a fee of £65 for this application.
If you wish to include any family members on this application form (see section 3), the fee increases by £65 for each family member included.
Applications made on this form may not be made in person at the Premium Service Centre of the Home Office.
How you can pay
You can pay by any of the following methods:
• Cheque/Bankers Draft
• Postal Order
• Credit card - Mastercard, Visa (including Electron) or American Express (Amex)
• Debit card - Delta, Maestro* (including Solo) * Maestro - We can accept only Maestro cards issued in the UK.
Please note that when making large or multiple payments using your credit card, the anti-fraud measures that banks operate sometimes stop the full payment being taken. This can happen for a number of reasons. To prevent this you may inform your bank of your intention to make large or multiple payments in advance so that your bank allows the full payment to be taken when you submit your application. Please be aware that not all banks offer this service.
Completing the payment details page To ensure that your payment is processed without any delay, please follow this guidance when completing the Payment Details section.
1-2 The address at 1 should be the contact address in the UK for any correspondence. If it is not your home address (eg a solicitor or other authorised immigration adviser may be submitting the application), give the contact name at 2.
3 This should be the full name of the main applicant as given in his or her passport or travel document.
4 Date of birth - for example, 3 January 1980 should be written 03 01 1980 in the spaces provided.
5 If you do not select a fee then we cannot take a payment and your application will be rejected as invalid.
9 The name as displayed on the credit/debit card 10 Card number - this is the long number across the centre of the card 11 The card security number is a three-digit security code known as the card verification value (CVV). It consists of the last three numbers on the signature strip on the back of the card as shown below. For Amex the security code consists of 4 digits and is found on the front of the card.
If you do not provide the CVV number, we cannot take the payment and your application will be rejected as invalid.
12 Cardholder’s signature - the person named on the credit/debit card must sign and date these sections.
Page 4 of 91 EEA(FM) - Version 03/16 Consideration process
• If the payment submitted does not cover the full cost of your application, it will be an invalid application and the form, together with any documentation submitted, will be returned to you.
• The fee charged is for the processing and consideration of the application. This fee will be payable once the application form is received by the Home Office or its payment processing agent, regardless of the outcome of the application. If your application contains errors or is missing information it may be rejected as invalid. Your application will not be considered and your fee will be refunded less an administration fee of £25 for each person included in the application.
• We cannot begin the consideration process until the payment has cleared. We allow 5 working days for payments made by cheque to clear, credit/debit cards and postal orders will clear immediately.
If you are, or anyone included in this application is, a non-EEA national applying for a residence card, you must complete this section in full. If you do not, we may reject your application and return it to you without consideration.
Introduction In accordance with the Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) Regulations 2006 (as amended), any non-EEA national applying for a residence card as evidence of their right to reside under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 (as amended) (‘the EEA Regulations’) must give their biometric information (fingerprints and a digital photograph) before their application will be considered. You must complete this section fully to ensure that we have the correct information when you attend your biometric appointment.
When we receive your application, we will send you a biometric enrolment letter. This will instruct you (and any non-EEA family members included in your application) to make an appointment at a designated Post Office to have your biometric information recorded. You will be charged an additional handling fee for this service, payable to the Post Office Ltd. You must pay the fee by cash or debit card when you attend your biometric enrolment appointment.
Do not send the biometric enrolment fee with your application fee.
Your application may be rejected as invalid if you do not enrol your biometric information when requested. For more information about biometrics, please visit www.gov.uk/ biometric-residence-permits Definitions In this section, the term ‘residence card (biometric format)’ means a residence card, permanent residence card or derivative residence card issued under the EEA Regulations after you have given your biometric information. This is issued as a separate biometric card and not as a vignette or sticker in your passport, travel document, or other document.
If you currently have, or last had:
• a residence card (biometric format) confirming your right to reside under the EEA Regulations, or
• a biometric residence permit confirming that you had been granted leave to remain under the Immigration Rules or Immigration Act 1971, you must include this document with your application (unless you have already returned the document to us).
Personal details of any non-EEA family members included in this application
2. If you are including any non-EEA national family members in this application (see section 3), please confirm their details in the table below. If there are more than two family members, make a copy of this table and enclose it with your application.
Village, town or city of birth Country of birth Address (if different to the address given in question 1 above) Current or previous residence card (biometric format) or biometric residence permit
3. Have you, or has anyone included in this application, been issued with a residence card (biometric format) or biometric residence permit (BRP) in connection with a previous application under the EEA Regulations or for leave to remain?
Note: if you/they were last issued with a residence card under the EEA Regulations in the form a vignette or sticker in your/their passport, travel document, or other document (such as an ‘immigration status document’), answer ‘no’ to the above question.
4. If you answered yes to question 3, please give details of your/their residence card (biometric format) or BRP below. You must include this document with your application, unless it is not available for one of the reasons specified below. If you need more space, make a copy of this table and enclose it with your application.
5. If any residence card (biometric format) or BRP referred to in the table above is not enclosed with the application then please state where the residence card (biometric format) or BRP is
Returned to Home Office - go to question 6 Stolen - go to question 7 Lost - go to question 8 Other - go to question 9