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More changes for EEA citizens and their family members
« on: October 30, 2015, 03:43:17 PM »
A new law starting 12 November means that EEA nationals and their family members who ask for British citizenship, will now have to provide an EEA Permanent Residence document with their application. This is the same as others already have to do with their ILR.

It makes sense as the team dealing with British citizenship will no longer have to know or keep up to date with all the changing EU laws for the UK, to decide if the applicant has automatically got PR and then waited at least 1 year for citizenship. A specialist team on EU laws in the UK will now be able to decide if they have obtained PR in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/471923/AN_Guide_-_October_2015.pdf


"These provisions do not appear to have any transitional element, which would seem to mean that they will take effect on 12 November regardless of whether an applicant has applied before that date."

http://www.mcgillandco.co.uk/Blog/2015/10/23/eea-nationals-and-family-members-permanently-resident-applying-for-british-citizenship/

« Last Edit: October 30, 2015, 05:12:22 PM by Sirius »


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Re: More changes for EEA citizens and their family members
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 08:09:40 PM »
The UK seem to have decided that they don't have to get a DCPR now, although they say it will make is quicker for their British citizenship application.

The cynic in me wondered when they would realise that they are losing a lot of money from keeping the fee from failed BC applicants.


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Re: More changes for EEA citizens and their family members
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2016, 11:55:59 AM »
DCPR is needed for BC applications from EEA citizens. The Home Office had said they made a mistake on the new forms and have withdrawn them.

For those that apply for BC for their chilld with an old PR, be aware that UKVI are now checking the parents PR claim (even if they now have BC) before they grant any BCs for their child.  PR seems to have been handed out like smarties before, without checking to see that they really did achieve PR under the Directive of being a qualified person at all times.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2016, 12:03:28 PM by Sirius »


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