EEA Nationals – Home Office testing new fast track online application
The Home Office is currently testing a new fast track online application system for a two week trial period. The fast track application is for EEA nationals who apply for permanent residence after five years of continuously exercising treaty rights in the UK. At present the trial period is not publicly available and is to test the system, and present a faster and easier alternative to making applications other than the current lengthy six-month postal application.
It is also thought to be the Home Office’s response to the surge in EEA applications after the UK voted to leave the EU in the referendum earlier this year. The official launch of this new fast track online service is expected to be later this year.
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Posted on Sep 04, 2016.