EU Nationals wishing to stay in the UK can apply for a Registration Document. To obtain the document to show your rights as a EU national ing the UK you will need to demonstrate that you are a qualified person either as:
- A worker, employed or self employed
- A student with comprehensive sickness insurance (CSI) and EHIC
- A self sufficient person with CSI
The EEA application form required to apply for a registration document is the EEA (QP) form. There is a paper version and an online form. The online from is considerably easier to fill out. For those filing via the European Passport Return Service (EPRS), the online form should be completed. Currently the fees for an EEA (QP) are £65. Additional fees may apply if filling via the EPRS.
The work must be ‘genuine and effective’ rather than ‘marginal and ancillary’. The Home Office will regard a weekly wage of £153 or higher as genuine but this threshold does not necessarily have to be met for work to be considered by the Home Office as ‘Genuine & Effective’.
As a general rule, an EU worker doing unpaid charitable work will not be regarded as a worker, however, they may be seen as a worker if the work that they are doing involves taking part in commercial activities of a charity for which they receive payment in the form of having their living expenses and accommodation provided.
Unpaid Charitable Work
An EU national doing unpaid charitable work will not be regarded as a worker – however, they may be seen as a worker if the work that they are doing involves taking part in commercial activites of charity for which they receive payment in the form of having their living expenses and accommodation provided.
Students must have Comprehensive Sickness Insurance and a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued by an EEA member state other than the UK and their intention (as an international student) must have been to not remain in the UK permanently.
Self Sufficient Persons
Such persons may be able to rely on reciprocal arrangements for health care between their member state and the UK instead of having toe meet the CSI requirements.
The above forms when completed currently need to be posted to:
Home Office EEA Applications
PO Box 590
DH 99 1AD
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