Does anyone have practical experience of successfully applying for residence documentation as a self-employed person?
There have been a number of posters whose applications have been returned for lack of evidence. I'm interested to hear from those who've got practical experience of success.
The guidance from UKBA says this (page 26):
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... iew=Binary
This page tells you what information to consider if a European Economic Area (EEA) national wants to show they are a qualified person exercising free movement rights in the UK as a self-employed person.
An EEA national may exercise free movement rights in the UK as a qualified person if they work for themselves in a self-employed capacity. Anyone who claims to be exercising free movement rights as a qualified person in this category must be self-employed and registered for income tax and national insurance purposes as a self-employed person with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
If an EEA national claims to be exercising free movement rights as a qualified person in this category, you must check that there is reasonable evidence to support this. For example, proof of registration with HMRC, invoices for work done, a copy of business accounts, an accountant’s letter or other similar documents.
Page 11 of the EEA1 form request for self-employed evidence either:
Invoices / receipts or an accountant's letter or business bank statements.
Additionally, the applicant can provide:
A lease on a business premises (if applicable); inland revenue self-assessment forms (if applicable); evidence of national insurance contributions paid.
On page 15 or the form (documentation checklist it says)
If section 6 (self-employment) has been completed: this can include evidence to show you are self-employed, e.g. a lease on business premises, Inland Revenue self-assessment forms, business bank statements, invoices or receipts or National Insurance contributions.
There is further information on HMRC's website.