Gibraltar Residency

EEA National Employed

Must present the following...

  1. Passport or National ID Card.
  2. ETB registration. If registration took place six months or more before the application for a residence permit, request a letter from employer stating that person is still working there.
  3. Proof of accommodation, i.e. Rental Agreement (valid for six months) if property rented by company, a letter stating the person is living there from the company. If renting, rental agreement or letter from estate agent. If living with someone who owns property deeds or under lease a detailed letter explaining under what basis is living in the house, (family, boyfriend/girlfriend). If Government rented, Housing Information List.
  4. 1 Photo
  5. 5.00

EEA National Self-Employed

Must present the following...

  1. Passport or National ID Card.
  2. ETB registration as self-employed.
  3. Business Certificate
  4. DSS Schedule
  5. Proof of accommodation as above
  6. 1 Photo
  7. 5.00

Retired/Self-Sufficient

Must present the following...

  1. Passport
  2. ETB registration as self-employed.
  3. Proof of Income (Pension dividends, bank statements) needs to be drawn from a local bank.
  4. Private medical insurance or if British Citizen and entitled to NHS in the UK to get in touch with CHA and have rights transferred over, or health card
  5. Proof of accommodation as above

Civilian Registration Card

Initially, it is issued for one year at the same time as the residence documentation and subsequently for 4 years and renewable every 5 years thereafter to coincide with the permit.

Guidance Notes on Applying for Civilian Registration Cards

In order to apply for Civilian Registration Card all applicants must submit the following documentation:

  • Completed application form,
  • Passport,
  • Proof of Address (please see notes below),
  • Proof of Income (please see notes below),
  • Passport photo,
  • Fee for Civilian Registration Cards is 5

Notes on Applying for Civilian Registration Card

  • Application forms must be completed in full. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Photos must be standard passport photos on a grey or cream background and must show the head and top of shoulders.
  • Application for person between the ages of 16 and 18 must be signed by the application and the applicants parent must complete a Consent Form.
  • Applications for persons under the age of 16 must be signed by at least one parent.

Notes on Applying for Civilian Registration Cards for EU Nationals

Proof of Address:

  • Only Deeds or Rental Agreement will be accepted as proof of address
  • Private Rental Agreements (not through an Estate Agent) must be accompanied by Deeds for the property.
  • Utility bills will not be accepted

Proof of Income:

  • Employment- If you are in permanent employment then you must submit a copy of your Ministry of Employment Contract, accompanied by a letter form you employer stating that you are in employment. Please note that contracts showing an address other than in Gibraltar will not be accepted.
  • Self-sufficient persons- Proof of funds in the form of bank statements for the sick months prior to application or a valid Category 2 Individual Certificate. Please note that applications for self sufficient person must be accompanied by Private Medical Insurance (please see Private Medical Insurance Notes). Category 2 Individuals will also need to submit receipts for Tax Payment from the Income Tax Office.
  • Self-employment persons- Persons who are registered as self-employed must submit their Business Name Registration Act Certificate accompanied by a Certificate of Registration as a Self-Employed Person from the Income Tax Office. Receipt of Payment of Tax from the Income Tax Office will also be required.
  • Pensioners- European Union pensioners who are eligible to transfer their pension rights from their Country of Origin to Gibraltar must first register with the Primary Care Centre (Gibraltar Health Authority). GHA card and proof of pension must be submitted with the application. If pension rights cannot be transferred, EU pensioners may apply as self-sufficient persons (see above).

Spouses and Dependants of EU Nationals

Spouses and dependants of EU Nationals resident in Gibraltar may also apply for Civil Registration Cards.
In order to apply for Civilian Registration Card all applicants must submit the following documentation:

  • Completed application form,
  • Passport,
  • Marriage Certificate in English,
  • Full Birth Certificate in English,
  • Passport photo,
  • Fee for Civilian Registration Cards is 5

Notes on Applying for Civilian Registration Cards for Non EU Nationals

Proof of Income:

  • Work Permit Holders A valid Work Permit must be produced when applying for a Civilian Registration Card.
  • Self-Employed persons- Person who are registered as self-employed must submit their Business Name Registration Act Certificate accompanied by a Certificate of Registration as a self-Employed Person from the Income Tax Office. Receipt of Payment of Tax from the Income Tax Office will also be required.
  • Category 2 Individuals- A valid Category 2 Individual Certificate must be submitted. Please note that applications for Category 2 Individuals must be accompanied by Private Medical Insurance (please see Private Medical Insurance Notes). Last receipt of Income Tax payment to the Income Tax office will also be required. Category 2 Individuals will also need to apply for discretionary permission to reside under section 19(c) of the Immigration, Asylum & Refugee Act.

Spouses and Dependants of Non EU Nationals

Spouses and dependants of Non EU Nationals resident Gibraltar are not entitled to reside in Gibraltar under the Immigration, Asylum & Refugee 2008.