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Permanent resident EEA (PR) and related questions

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deathtoheadlice Thu 04-Aug-16 16:37:32

I'm a dual citizen, with an EU citizenship and also 'third country' citizenship. I've been working in the UK for more than 6 years and am now considering applying for the permanent resident card.

I gather from a presentation I attended that in the future, the UK can in principle change the rights documented by the permanent resident card. Not sure how likely the presenter thought this was.

Some questions:
(1) DH is not an EU citizen (only the third country). He has his PR card, granted through him qualifying as working EEA family member. Would such a change affect him, if it happened?

(2) More practically: Can I apply for my PR card using my third country ID (hopefully preventing such a change from affecting me)? Or do I have to use my EU nationality to do this?

I know there are some brilliantly helpful MNers out there with lots of knowledge - grateful for any help! Probably there are also many of you out there with similar questions. Thought I'd start a thread on it...

deathtoheadlice Thu 04-Aug-16 20:33:43

Bump? Also, probably doesn't make a difference but the third country is a commonwealth one..

Mistigri Thu 04-Aug-16 20:37:47

I can't help with 1) because I don't know if there is any conditionality attached to PR - though I presume not.

As for 2) I think it makes no difference if you apply as an EU or non-EU citizens. If the PR procedure is easier for EU citizens then do it that way. It is very likely in any case that if brexit ever happens, arrangements will be made for longstanding EU migrants.

Might be worth considering citizenship, for either you or your DH or both, although as you have multiple nationalities you'd need to check whether you would need to renounce one or more. I don't think there is any particular hurry though, you can afford to wait and see.

HyacinthFuckit Sat 13-Aug-16 20:03:50

From a British legal perspective you can have multiple citizenships, but you'd want to check with your other countries. I would be very surprised if there isn't some kind of transitional provision for people already holding PR, but if they do change it then any announcement would be likely to be publicised well in advance.

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