I would like to ask for your advice about a quite a complicated situation I am in. My husband has both British citizenship and one of another EEA country.
I have came to the UK with a fiancè visa, then got married and got a 2 year FLR visa as I am married to a UK citizen.
However, for some crazy reason, once that expired instead of applying for ILR I have requested a residence card as family member of a EEA citizen.
In february 2013 it will be 5 years that I am in the UK, 3 of which I have been resident with a residence card.
I was wondering if I can apply for British citizenship as I am not sure I meet the residential requirements.
If you are a European Economic Area (EEA) national or a Swiss national or the family member of such a person, you will automatically have permanent residence status if you have exercised EEA free-movement rights in the United Kingdom for a continuous five-year period ending on or after 30 April 2006. You do not have to apply for leave to remain.
I basically haven't been exercising my EEA free movement rights for 5 years but only for 3 years.