Evidence for spouses or civil partners

a relevant document issued on the basis of that relationship, such as a residence card or a family permit (EEA FP); or
a marriage or civil partnership certificate recognised in the UK; or
a valid overseas registration document for a same sex relationship which is entitled to be treated as a civil partnership under the Civil Partnership Act 2004.

If you have a valid PR or biometric residence card, see: Holders of valid PR and biometric residence cards.

Unmarried (durable) partners


The Home Office has confirmed that all documents issued under the EEA Regulations will now have an expiration date of 30th June 2021. This will enable those who obtain an EEA residence card as an extended family member to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme if they wish to do so before the 30th June 2021 deadline.

The Home Office has confirmed that unmarried partners who meet the criteria to be regarded as durable partners will be able to apply for an EEA family permit until the end of June 2021. This only applies to those living outside the UK. After the end of June, they will be able to apply for a EUSS permit, also from outside the UK.


Applications for EEA residence cards (EEA-EFM) for unmarried partners inside the UK are no longer accepted.

It is essential to have a relevant document issued on the basis of that relationship, such as a residence card or a family permit (EEA FP); and

Evidence of living together over the last two years, such as:

Bank statements or utility bills in joint names at the same address;
Residential mortgage statement or tenancy agreement in joint names;
Official correspondence that links you at the same address;
Evidence of joint finances or business such as tax returns, business contracts or investments;
Evidence of joint responsibility for a child, such as a birth certificate which names both parents or a custody agreement showing that you’re living together and sharing parental responsibility.
See: Unmarried partners
Source: Evidence of relationship