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    Hello, I'm applying for my uk nationality. I'm Spanish and have settled status since May 2019. I have completed my application form online and I'm now at the documents section. As proof of nationality they ask me to provide a UK permanent residence card! See screen print attached. Thanks!, Elena
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    Originally posted by Anonadada View Post
    Hello, I'm applying for my uk nationality. I'm Spanish and have settled status since May 2019. I have completed my application form online and I'm now at the documents section. As proof of nationality they ask me to provide a UK permanent residence card! See screen print attached. Thanks!, Elena
    Afternoon,

    I can't believe they still haven't updated that part of the form, even though, from the 1st of July, you can't even use a PR card to apply!

    But since they never bothered to update it since the EUSS started in 2018, we have covered it here: Filling in the AN form with PR or or ILR (including Settled Status) - UKCEN Citizenship and Residence for European Nationals and their families

    ...where you'll see:
    Please note that the checklist generated by the form refers to this as "Freedom from immigration time restrictions". Proof of ILR, including settled status is proof of freedom from immigration time restrictions.

    At the time of writing, the checklist may also still say: "you must have a permanent residence card before you can apply for citizenship ..apply for a permanent resident card." This is a leftover from the days when all EEA nationals and family members needed a PR card to apply, before we had settled status. This is an oversight on their part, although the AN form was updated to allow for settled status details to be provided, the checklist has yet to be updated to reflect this.


    Evidence of settled status, such as the PDF of the decision letter or a screenshot of the settled status record should be provided.

    Even though both the letter and the onscreen record will say they are not proof of status, this relates to proving status to third parties like landlords and employers, in this case, the application is submitted to the Home Office, who will be able to check their own records and verify the status.

    I am the Site Manager and Webmaster, please refer to our Admin Team, Roles and Responsibilities. If you think we have helped in any way, please support us so we can keep helping others secure their status, it is now more important than ever now EEA nationals are subject to the same immigration requirements as non EEA nationals and require proof of valid status in the UK.

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      We have put together the following resources which should be your starting point.Also refer to this post: Issues, mistakes, errors and ommisions

      ....and, before going further, you should also be aware of the potential impact on family members you may wish to sponsor in the future.

      I am the Site Manager and Webmaster, please refer to our Admin Team, Roles and Responsibilities. If you think we have helped in any way, please support us so we can keep helping others secure their status, it is now more important than ever now EEA nationals are subject to the same immigration requirements as non EEA nationals and require proof of valid status in the UK.

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      • #4
        Hello,
        I'm completing my employment details in the AN online app. I'm mainly self-employed but I also do a little job for which I'm on payroll. So I have ticked the employed box too but when it comes to details I have only one section to give details so I have filled in my self-employment details only. Is this ok? Many thanks!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Anonadada View Post
          Hello,
          I'm completing my employment details in the AN online app. I'm mainly self-employed but I also do a little job for which I'm on payroll. So I have ticked the employed box too but when it comes to details I have only one section to give details so I have filled in my self-employment details only. Is this ok? Many thanks!
          Afternoon,

          I've moved your post to your previous thread to keep it together.

          The current occupation section on the form only allows you to provide the details of ONE activity or employer, so you need to enter the details of your main activity, the one where you get most of your income from. As the form doesn't allow overlapping dates, you will need to use your cover letter to provide the details of your secondary employment or activity.

          I am the Site Manager and Webmaster, please refer to our Admin Team, Roles and Responsibilities. If you think we have helped in any way, please support us so we can keep helping others secure their status, it is now more important than ever now EEA nationals are subject to the same immigration requirements as non EEA nationals and require proof of valid status in the UK.

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          • #6
            Hello,
            I'm getting my documents ready for my UK citizenship application and I wonder if you have examples of or advice on cover letters.
            Thank you,

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Anonadada View Post
              Hello,
              I'm getting my documents ready for my UK citizenship application and I wonder if you have examples of or advice on cover letters.
              Thank you,
              A covering letter is not mandatory but desirable. Our lawyers always include a covering letter with every application.

              The cover letter is a document you have to type yourself in Word or a similar program and upload with the rest of the supporting documents, it's not part of the AN form nor provided with the form.

              The letter is useful to explain things such as:
              • That your absence/trips listing is to the best of your recollection.
              • If you have visited several countries during a single trip, as the form only allows you to mention one country, and doesn't provide much space under the "reason" field to name other countries you visited. This is particularly important if you visited several countries outside the EU where your passport got stamped, for example, during a round the world trip or a cruise.
              • That you are providing approximate dates (i.e. entry date, employment dates, trips, etc.) as you don't recall the exact ones;
              • Employment details: i.e. working through an agency, change of employer's name, sporadic employment, overlapping dates due to having 2 jobs, etc.).
              • Not having exact dates or details of all convictions, fines, cautions, penalties, etc. and any relevant explanations about these incidents,
              • Name discrepancies (see Names).
              Lawful residence
              • The form doesn't have room to explain how you were lawfully resident during the last 3 or 5 years. In some cases, you will need to explain how you were lawfully resident during the relevant period, for example, as a dependant, as a family member of an EEA national, or after having acquired PR status based on an earlier period of exercising treaty rights.
              • The letter can also be used to show how you were covered by CSI, for example, with an EHIC, a letter from your own country's own health authority, a private policy, etc.
              See: Lawful residence for applicants relying on settled status


              The cover letter has to be uploaded with the rest of the supporting documents once the form has been submitted and paid for, as noted here: Submitting and booking your appointment

              The letter is not intended to sell yourself nor to convince the Home Office to approve your application. Applications will be considered on their own merits.

              However, it can be used to explain your circumstances and show the caseworkers why you think they should exercise discretion in certain cases for example, when you exceed the allowed absences.

              Because every application is different, it is not possible to provide a template.

              I am the Group Founder and also an Admin, please refer to our Admin Team, Roles and ResponsibilitiesIf you think we have helped in any way, please support us so we can keep helping others secure their status, it is now more important than ever now EEA nationals are subject to the same immigration requirements as non EEA nationals and require proof of valid status in the UK.

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