Retained rights of residence
You may also apply for an EEA Permanent Residence Card on the basis of having a ‘retained right of residence’. It is possible for a non-EEA national to retain a right of permanent residence where:
- You have lived in the UK continuously for five years in accordance with the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006; and
- You were, at the end of that five year period, a family member who has retained a right of residence.