How does the UKVI assess an EEA National?
The UKVI has provided new guidance as to how an individual from the European Economic Area (EEA) can become a qualified person.
This guidance comes from the interpretation of the UKVI of the Immigration EEA Regulations 2016, with the aim of the UKVI to ensure that the UK is compliant with its duties under the Free Movement of Persons Directive 2004/38/EC.
Within the guidance, it states that the eligibility requirements for EEA nationals are as follows:
- Must have evidence of their identity and nationality of EEA Member State
- Must have evidence that they are exercising a free movement right already within UK
By demonstrating these requirements, EEA nationals can not only become a qualified person but will also benefit from free movement rights and have rights of residence in UK for longer than three months.
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