15A. —(1) A person who is admitted to the United Kingdom at or after the time this regulation comes into force cannot acquire a right of permanent residence under regulation 15 unless they fall within paragraph (2).
(2) A person falls within this paragraph if they are an EEA national or are the family member or extended family member of an EEA national and—
(a) they were lawfully resident in the United Kingdom under these Regulations immediately before the time that this regulation comes into force, or
(b) they have leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom which was granted by virtue of residence scheme immigration rules.
(3) A person is to be treated as resident for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2)(a) at any time which would be taken into account for the purposes of calculating periods when the person was continuously resident under regulation 3.” .
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