How do I get permanent residence Easl Services Proprieties ?
Permanent residence is acquired after five continuous years of possession of the right of residence. The right of residence is possessed by a person who is exercising Treaty rights, which means moving to another EU country other than your own and then engaging in one or more of:
- self employment
- self sufficiency and
Combining different qualifying activities for permanent residence
It does not matter how a person has been a qualified person for five years: during a five-year period an EU citizen may have been first a worker, then unemployed for a few weeks, then self employed, then a student and still potentially qualify for permanent residence.
To put it another way, any qualifying activities can be combined together to acquire permanent residence as long as they amount to five continuous years of some sort of qualifying residence.
In addition, you can select any five year period of residence by which to qualify. If you previously worked for five years but have been out of work for the last five years, you can use the earlier five year period of work in order to qualify.