Immigration: EU Nationals:Written question - 61929

Q
(Chipping Barnet)
Asked on: 26 January 2017
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to simplify the process for applications for permanent residence in the UK for EU nationals who live in the UK.
A
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 03 February 2017

We continue to make applications quicker and easier. As part of the ongoing Home Office programme to digitise all applications for immigration routes, a service was launched in October 2016 to enable single EEA applicants to apply for permanent residence online.

Customers who apply for documentation certifying permanent residence status online can also have their passport verified and copied at a range of participating Local Authorities and Premium Service Centres which are listed on our website, enabling people to retain their passport whilst their application is considered.

All applications for documentation confirming permanent residency status continue to be processed within published service standards.

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