Registration Certificate Application

Apply for a registration certificate if you are from the EU, EEA or Switzerland

You can apply for a registration certificate to prove you have the right to live in the UK if you are from the EU, EEA or Switzerland.
You do not need to apply for a registration certificate. If you do, it will not be valid after 31 December 2020.
You will usually need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK beyond 30 June 2021.
 
If you are a Croatian national you can work in the UK without a registration certificate.
 
You can apply for a registration certificate if you are:
  • a ‘qualified person’
  • a close family member of a qualified person
  • an extended family member of a qualified person
You are a qualified person
You are usually a qualified person if you are:
  • working
  • studying
  • self-employed
  • self-sufficient
  • looking for work

How to apply as a qualified person

 
Providing ‘biometric information’ and supporting documents
When you apply online, you will be asked to make an appointment at a UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) service point to provide your ‘biometric information’ (a photo).
You will also need to submit your supporting documents. You can:
  • upload them into the online service
  • have them scanned at your UKVCAS appointment

Get help to apply online

  • do not feel confident using a computer or mobile device
  • do not have internet access
You can only use this service if you are applying in the UK.
You cannot get immigration advice through this service.

If you cannot apply online

If you cannot apply online, you can download and fill in the EEA (QP) form and send it to the address on the form.
It costs £65 to apply. Include the fee and the supporting documents listed on the form.
You can also add a close or extended family member to your application.

You are a close family member of a qualified person

You must be the qualified person’s spouse or civil partner, or related to them (or their spouse or civil partner) as their:
  • child or grandchild under 21 years old
  • child or grandchild of any age, if you’re dependent on the qualified person
  • parent or grandparent

You are an extended family member of a qualified person

You are usually an extended family member of a qualified person if they are your:
  • brother or sister
  • cousin
  • aunt or uncle
  • niece or nephew
  • relative from a different generation, such as a great-aunt, great-nephew or second cousin
  • unmarried partner who you have been living with in a lasting relationship
One or more of the following must also apply for you to be eligible:
  • you live or have lived in a country other than the UK, and are dependent on your family member - for example, they provide financial support
  • you live with or are joining your family member in the UK, having lived with them previously in a country other than the UK
  • you need personal care from your family member because of a serious health problem
  • your family member has settled in the UK, and you are an adult who is dependent on them
  • you are the unmarried partner of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you have been living with them in a lasting relationship

How to apply as a family member

Download and fill in:
Send your completed form to the Home Office - the address is on the form. Include the fee of £65 per person.
You can also get your qualified family member to add you to their application, if they are applying.

Providing ‘biometric information’ and supporting documents

After you apply, you will be sent a letter asking you to make an appointment at a UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) service point. This is so you can provide your ‘biometric information’ (a photo).
You will also need to bring your supporting documents to be scanned at your UKVCAS appointment.

If you are not eligible

For further information: