EEA Derivative Residence cards

Who may apply for this card?

  • A primary carer of a child who has right to reside in the UK
  • A child of an EEA national worker
  • Child of a primary carer

What are the requirements for the EEA derivative residence card?

  • Primary carer – immediate relative (mother/father) who:
  • Sole responsibility for person’s care;
  • Shared equal responsibility with another person who does not have right to reside or leave to enter/remain in the UK.
  • The applicant is the primary carer of an EEA national (EEA national is under the age of 18 and is a self-sufficient person, and would not be able to stay in the UK if the applicant, primary carer left the UK);
  • The applicant is the primary carer of a British Citizen who would not be able to live in the UK/another EEA country if the applicant, primary carer left the UK;
  • The applicant is the primary carer of a child of an EEA national worker or a student who would not be able to continue with studies if applicant, primary carer left the UK.

As a child:

  • Child of an EEA national who was living in the UK when EEA national parent was working in the UK and you were and still are in education in this period;
  • Under 18 child of a non-EEA national parent holding Derivative Residence card.

EEA derivative residence card validity

If you have a child who will soon reach 18 years in a particular number of years, the card will be valid for that many particular years. Otherwise, if there is no child, the card will be valid for 5 years to confirm your right of residence in the UK.

However, you cannot progress to permanent residence under this category as stipulated by the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006 and also you cannot bring your other non-EEA family members to the UK under the same regulations.