Who can make an EEA Qualified Worker Application?
An EEA/Swiss national who is in the UK as a worker, or an otherwise self-sufficient person, student, or jobseeker.
What evidence is required?
Two passport-style photos, proof of identity (eg, passport or national identity card) and if employed, proof of employment. Evidence should cover at least three months prior to the application date.
Do I have to apply for this?
No, but the benefit is that if you do not yet meet the requirements for a permanent residency application, this provides evidence of your residing in the UK before any changes are triggered.
I have a part-time role and live overseas. Is there any point in applying for EEA Qualified Person?
It depends on what you intend to do in future. There’s no specific restriction on becoming a qualified person on the basis of part-time work, although there are requirements that the work is “genuine and effective” (see question 38 below). Whilst the rights of anyone with that status can’t be guaranteed on the UK’s exit from the EU, it may well be useful evidence of the right to work in the UK.