You can now apply online. The online form will ask questions that are relevant to you based on the information you enter. You can edit and download the application before it is submitted. If you need digital help completing your online application, you can use our assisted digital service.
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.
Read ‘Top reasons permanent residence applications are rejected or refused’ to find out the most common reasons applications for permanent residence are rejected or refused.
If you’re planning to apply for a document to confirm your status, you can sign up for email updates instead. These updates will tell you about the steps you may need to take to confirm your status after the UK leaves the EU.
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 if 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’