In the naturalisation application form AN, page 29 (revision Feb 2017) it is mentioned that:
Question:Evidence of lawful residence during the 5 (or, if the applicant is married or in
civil partnership to a British citizen, 3) years before the date of the application: required for
applications made on the basis of residence in the United Kingdom: required for all applicants
• Your passports Or
• Letters from employers, educational establishments or other Government Departments
indicating presence in UK
An EEA applicant who holds EEA(PR) certificate and applies with his/her national iD, is required to provide proof of residence, due to lack of stamps, etc.?
If so, is the applicant supposed to provide evidence only for the last year (that they held PR (settled) status), or for the full 5 (+1) years? Those documents would have been already accepted by HO on the basis of issue of EEA(PR).
Also the excerpt from the Guide AN p.p. 14-15, which is also somewhat unclear:
Thank you in advance for your time and assistance. I would particularly appreciate the input of EEA citizens who applied for naturalisation.Evidence of lawful residence during the 5 (or, if the applicant is married to or in civil
partnership to a British citizen, 3) years before the date of the application
• Your passports
• If you are unable to provide your passport explain why on page 22 and supply
letters from employers, educational establishments or other government
departments indicating the applicant’s presence in the United Kingdom during
the relevant period
If your passport is not stamped when you come into the United Kingdom, for example
because you have a right of abode in the United Kingdom or you are a national of the
“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” or Taiwan, you must send your passport and
also provide alternative evidence of residence as above. If you are an EEA national
you must additionally provide the information listed below.
(for EEA route only)
• A document certifying permanent residence or a permanent residence card
issued by the Home Office.
P.S. I suppose the same question would logically apply if an EEA citizen provides a stamp-free passport due to travel only within EEA freedom of movement area...