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Form: Apply for a document certifying permanent residence or permanent residence card: form EEA (PR)

Updated: Guidance updated. Examples of the type and level of evidence needed to make a valid application added.

You can use form EEA (PR) to apply for, replace or renew a document certifying permanent residence or a permanent residence card.

You should also read the guidance notes for detailed information on what to submit with your application.

EEA and Swiss nationals

If you’re an EEA or Swiss national you can use form EEA (PR) to apply for a document certifying permanent residence.

You can also apply online but not i... f you’re a student or self-sufficient person and you’re either:

  • reliant on a family member for financial support
  • financially responsible for any other family members

If you apply online, you can use the European passport return service and keep your passport while your application is processed. You can’t use this service if you use the PDF form to apply.

For more information on the application process read ‘UK residence for EU citizens’.

Non-EEA or non-Swiss family member of an EEA or Swiss national

If you’re a non-EEA or non-Swiss national, you can use form EEA (PR) to apply for a permanent residence card.

For more information on the application process read ‘Permanent residence card’