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What is an EEA2 for the UK Home Office?

EEA2- Residence Card (non-EEA or non-Swiss national family members of EEA or Swiss nationals)

For non-EEA members, an EEA2 is a residence card that confirms their right of residence under European law as a family member of an EEA national. A family member is a spouse or partner, dependent children, dependent parents and grandparents.

Necessary documents must be originals. Any documents which are not in English must be accompanied by a reliable English translation.

    Applications must include:
  • Valid passport or ID card
  • Two identical passport-size photographs of yourself with your full name written on the back of each one. If a family member is applying with you, they must also include two identical passport-size photographs
  • Your EEA or Swiss family member's passport or ID card
  • If section 4 (employment) has been completed, evidence of your EEA or Swiss family member's employment (or your employment) as a worker, including letter(s) from employer(s); contract(s) of employment, and the most recent wage slips (at least one should be provided). These should feature a full national insurance number rather than a temporary one
  • If section 5 (self-employment) has been completed, documents as evidence of your EEA or Swiss family member's self-employment (or your self-employment), such as Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) card, a lease on business premises, bank statements, invoices, Inland Revenue self-assessment forms or national insurance contributions.
  • If section 6 (student) has been completed, a school, college or university letter confirming that your EEA or Swiss family
  • member is enrolled on a course of study and giving the completion date and evidence of comprehensive sickness insurance. If your family member is in receipt of a grant or scholarship, provide evidence of this. If they are not, other evidence of funds such as a bank statement should be provided.

The card is valid for 5 years and is issued as a sticker (vignette) that is placed in the holder's passport.

EEA2 Application


 [08-02-2011]
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