Recent changes have made clear that a CSI problem is not as fatal to a citizenship application as was once thought.
Home Office guidance now recognises that a person “affiliated” with the NHS will be considered to have held CSI. To be so affiliated, an EU national must have been “ordinarily resident” in the UK.
A person will be ordinarily resident in the UK if their residence is voluntary, lawful, and for a settled purpose, terms elaborated upon in separate guidance.
Please see our separate content for more details: Naturalisation and CSI: Where Are We Now?