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Residence cards are issued to non-eea family members who have eea national as spouses.
When did you arrive in the UK, were you married when you did and when did you divorce please?
Does your passport still have an indefinite leave to remain stamp in it?
Once you have received ILR it is only revoked in exceptional circumstances.
In my old passport i had the ILR, but in my new passport i have a residents card. What i would like to know is can i apply for a british passport and when?
If you have a residence card which you have because you have retained treaty rights by virtue of the length of your marriage to an EEA national then you can apply for permanent residence after you have lived in the UK for a continuous period of 5 years:-
Read the above link on Permanent Residence. If you are successful then you will receive a sticker in your passport valid for ten years. You will also see that it indicates which form you will need and contains information of the requirement in order for your stay here to be considered "continuous" for the purpose of applying.
Once you meet the requirement on this page you may apply to be naturalised as a UK citizen:-
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