A Residence Card is a document issued to a non-EEA national who is the family member of an EEA national who themselves has permanent residence or is a qualified person. A qualified person is:
A non-EEA national family member does not need a residence card to live in the UK unless they are the extended family member of the qualified person. Extended family members include the qualified person’s:
A non-EEA national extended family member must apply for a residence card. Other non-EEA national family members may find it useful to apply for a Residence Card as it can:
Obtaining a residence card may also assist with a future application for permanent residence.
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You can also use our free immigration advice service (this is suitable for general enquiries about EEA requirements).