Now we are going to deal with section 5 and 9 from EEA(PR), having our fictitious charackter Jan Kowalski as an example.
THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. THE WORLD WITHOUT FLAWS DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE AND DOES NOT BEAR ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR REJECTED APPLICATIONS.
For the purpose of this post, I have made up a common character called JAN KOWALSKI. All details concerning this character are fictitious, and any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental.
Section 5, page 28. We complete this page for each member of the family separately. That includes also children! Our Jan Kowalski must copy this page three times. Although his wife has accompanied him in every journey since they came to Great Britain, he must fill in this page the same way for her, as well! The Kowalskis, like everyone else, would leave the Isles for holidays and breaks, so they had to bring to their mind when exactly they left and when returned to GB and complete 5.3. There has been many trips back and forth since he arrived in the UK to settle, but we can attach an additional sheet of paper:
Remember that you count only FULL DAYS of absence. For example: if Kowalski left for Christmas on 20th December and returned on 5th January, we have to count that he wasn’t in Britain from 21st December to 4th January – as on 20th Dec he was still in on the Isles, and on 5th Jan he already came back.
Pages 29 and 30 is about current or previous documents certifying EEA residence (f.i.: residence card). Jan Kowalski has never applied for residence before, like other immigrants from outside the European Union, so in fact he ticks all NO boxes:
The form then sends us to section 9, as nothing else matches our situation. Page 46, point 9.1 we mark Not applicable, as Jan Kowalski does not apply as a relative of the ‘sponsor.’
In this section, pages 47-48, we need to write about our activity in the UK. In order for me to help as many of you applicants as possible, let’s assume that our has tried everything as it comes to work:
That was page 47 and 48 regarding work. Page 49 does not concern our average Kowalski, as it is more about people who come to Britain in order to study. On page 50 Kowalski wrote dates from-to when he was on the dole:
On page 52 we need to put down the data from any registration documents from Home Office (f.i.: Worker Registration Scheme) after beginning a new employment (between May 2004 and April 2011), and also any dates of working illegally:
I congratulate you on your endurance in completing these sections! The most difficult parts are done now, and we will be going downhill. Only short sections 16-19 are left, where the last one is the Declaration where you tick and sign. 🙂 Just to remind you that the Polish needn’t complete sections 10-15 if their situation is similar to our average Kowalski and if they do not concern them.
Go to section 16 (page 74).