EEA Nationals who are residing in the UK under certain circumstances can apply for a Registration Certificate which renders them a QP (Qualified Person), allowing them to apply for pre-settled or settled status in the UK.
Applicants can apply for a Registration Certificate if:
- they’re working
- they’re self-employed
- they’re self-sufficient
- they’re studying
- they’re looking for work (only under certain conditions)
Individuals who hold a Registration Certificate can bring their family members or extended family members as their dependant to the UK.
Processing and fees
Applicants can get a result in 2-4 weeks and the application fee is £65.
Registration Certificate holders can also apply for pre-settled status if they've been continuously living in the UK for less than 5 years or settled status if they've been continuously living in the UK for more than 5 years.