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Before an EU National becomes a permanent resident in the UK he/she must be a qualified person, i.e an employee, self-employed, student, retired, or self-sufficient for at least 5 years. An EU national can rely on any 5-year period PROVIDED that they meet all of the other requirements under the EEA Regulations. Please note there are different requirements for each type of 'qualified' individual inder the EEA Regulations and therefore at this stage, it would be beneficial for you to attend our office for a consultation in which we can determine whether you are eligible to apply for permanent residence based on your first five years in the UK.
Please note, this answer cannot be taken as a legal advice until we have your full instructions. The answer provided above is for information purposes only, if you would like to proceed to full legal advice and consultation with our Immigration solicitors, please let us know your availability for an appointment by contact us on 0207 936 9960 or through our contact form.
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Posted on Thursday, 04 May, 2017