Document Certifying Permanent Residence
In order to apply for this, you must have a continuous period of five years as an EEA National “qualified person”, a family member or extended family member of a EEA National qualified person or is a permeant resident. You can also apply for permeant residence card if you are;
A former family member of an EEA national if you’ve retained your right of residence after the EEA national died or left the UK, or your/their marriage or civil partnership ended in divorce, annulment or dissolution, or
A family member of a British citizen who worked or was self-employed in another EEA state before returning to the UK (‘Surinder Singh’ cases). You can also qualify if you are:
An EEA national former worker or self-employed person who has ceased activity in the UK because you have retired, are permanently incapacitated, or you’re now working or self-employed in another EEA state but still retain your residence in the UK,
The family member or extended family member* of an EEA national who has ceased activity, or
The family member or extended family member* of an EEA national former worker or self-employed person who has died.
*You can only apply as an extended family member if you’ve held valid residence documentation (registration certificate, residence card, or EEA family permit) throughout the relevant qualifying period