UK Immigration Law
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If the residence card has been stolen then you need to report it to home office immediately. This is very important, it’s part of your responsibilities that you must carry out if you have one. Details on how you can do this are here:
You will also see that you will need to give the police case reference number/crime reference number when you provide details to the home office, so you should also report it to the police if you have not done so already.
You will have to then apply for a replacement residence card before you can apply for PR. This is simply so that it’s makes your application for permanent residence much much simpler and easy to decide upon:
Once you have received your RC then you can apply for PR.
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